All Is Lost
by Eric Kohn
Aug 28, 2013 | 397 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
All Is Lost (Courtesy Richard Foreman)
All Is Lost (Courtesy Richard Foreman)

Robert Redford spends the duration of J.C. Chandor’s second film fighting for his life while lost at sea, hardly speaking at all. While simple to describe, the movie is an impressively realized work of minimalist storytelling that foregrounds Redford’s physicality more than any other role in his celebrated career. His compelling screen presence and the implications behind his increasingly desperate situation infuse each scene with an overarching profundity. Virtually each shot is a reminder that he’s one of America’s great actors.
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