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Blu-ray Review: 'All Is Lost'

February 13th, 2014 12:00pm EST | Jason Coleman By: Jason Coleman

All Is Lost

Stuck out to sea without a paddle...or boat?  We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray drama "All Is Lost" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  We review the sinking ship below!

 

All Is Lost Blu-ray

   

   Title: "All Is Lost"

   Grade: 3

   Cast: Robert Redford

   Director: J.C. Chandor

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 106 minutes

   Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

   Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

 

The Flick: "All Is Lost" is a mixed bag with arguments on both sides.  There is some damn fine work by a solo Robert Redford playing a man stranded on a sinking boat out at sea.  In total non-dialogue ridden silence, we get to see a human’s tenacity for survival.  That’s also the films’ down side in that there are so many obstacles, so many crisis and so many adversaries against the beaten down Redford that eventually it becomes both mundane and unrealistic.  I will throw hats off to some amazing cinematography (especially the underwater sequences!) and use of music, but there can be such a thing as too much of a good thing.

Best Feature: All six 'Featurettes' on this disc demand and command respect – from the use of boats and water tanks to the impressive work and spirit by an aging leading man Redford. 

Best Hidden Gem: Again, Redford runs the gamut in this flick – give that man some accolades!

Worth the Moola: Even though it becomes a tad tedious, this one is still worth checking out.

Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment