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The Road


Overview - After the Oscar-winning success of the adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, another of the author's works arrives on screen. Viggo Mortensen stars in THE ROAD, a thriller that is set in a bare, post-apocalyptic America, where a father and son struggle to survive.  Read more...

 

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Overview

After the Oscar-winning success of the adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, another of the author's works arrives on screen. Viggo Mortensen stars in THE ROAD, a thriller that is set in a bare, post-apocalyptic America, where a father and son struggle to survive. Director John Hillcoat previously teamed with star Guy Pearce on the critically acclaimed Western THE PROPOSITION.

Cast List

Charlize Theron - American actress, MONSTER
Joe Penhall - screenwriter
Kodi McPhee - Australian actor
Guy Pearce - Actor/"...Priscilla..."
John Hillcoat
Viggo Mortensen - American Actor
Christopher Kennedy - Production Designer, THE PROPOSITION (2005)
Chris Kennedy - Production Designer, THE PROPOSITION (2005)
Jon Gregory - British Editor, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (2001)
Paula Mae Schwartz - Producer
Steve Schwartz - Producer
Margot Wilson - Costume Designer, THE PROPOSITION (2005)
Javier Aguirresarobe - Director of Photography
Robert Duvall - American Actor/Director
Bodge - American Actor/Director
Nick Wechsler - Producer/Executive
Cormac McCarthy - author
Nick Cave
Warren Ellis - Australian musician, member of the Dirty Three

 
Details
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396347632
  • Rating: R (MPAA)

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Post-Apocalypse
Thriller
Theatrical Release
Adaptation
Fathers And Sons
America
Based On A Novel

 
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Reviews:
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n emotionally intense, riveting and overwhelmingly powerful look at a man and his young son traveling a long road while trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world." - 09/04/2009 Box Office


"[D]irector John Hiillcoat has found exactly the right actor in Mortensen to convey abiding faith among the ruins." - 09/17/2009 Rolling Stone


"[S]pookily convincing...Viggo Mortensen, as a man wandering the wasteland with his young son, has a tremulous woundedness." - 10/02/2009 Entertainment Weekly


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Hillcoat -- through the artistry of Mortensen and Smit-McPhee -- carries the fire of our shared humanity and lets it burn bright and true." - 11/26/2009 Rolling Stone


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "At the heart of this bleak story are two astounding performances. Viggo Mortensen is superb....[and Smit-McPhee's] sweet voice and innocence are ideally suited to the role." - 11/27/2009 USA Today


"The theme of unswerving love is strong. The spectacle of a blasted planed holds a fateful attraction." - 11/27/2009 Wall Street Journal


"[D]irector John Hillcoat and cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe supply some arresting images of an earth that's literally dying, shrouded in ash and littered with the artifacts of an unthinkable human tragedy." - 11/24/2009 A.V. Club


"The most arresting aspect of THE ROAD is just how fully the filmmakers have realized this bleak, blighted landscape of a modern society reduced to savagery." - 11/27/2009 New York Times


3 .5 stars out of 4 -- "The external events of the novel have been boldly solved, and this is an awesome production." - 11/27/2009 Chicago Sun-Times


5 stars out of 5 -- "The performances by Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee are acutely credible, with the boy avoiding all the pitfalls of child actors." - 01/11/2010 Uncut


4 stars out of 5 -- "[The] tender moments between father and son ache with emotion, and resonate as strongly as any of Hillcoat's de-saturated visions of despair and terror." - 01/01/2010 Empire


"John Hillcoat's film showcases intense performances from its leads as they struggle to preserve their humanity..." - 05/24/2010 Total Film

 
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