As a south-east Asian (Vietnamese) person, it sucks to think about how this is a movie about white people playing a Spanish family of tourists in Thailand rather than showing what actual locals went through. Nevertheless, its very well-made and acted and I cried like a baby (the phone call scene... Ewan McGregor needs his Oscar) ... It's a great movie, but the whitewashing makes it hard for me to *love* it; 9/10.
This is one hell of a tearjerker. Watching Naomi Watts' character go through her gauntlet of impalement, separation, and infection was one of the more painful things I've watched in recent memory. The melodrama in this film is present in every second of the film; but it doesn't get any less powerful after multiple viewings.
Overall a very powerful film. Naomi Watt's performance was especially outstanding - it's too bad she didn't win the Oscar. All that said, I would have loved to see a better portrayal of the generosity of the Thai people, who went out of their way to help the tourists when the disaster struck.
Buena película, aun que la historia muy repetitiva, prácticamente es lo mismo que anteriores entregas sobre catástrofes naturales, lo que me agrado bastante es que te muestran como es el sufrimiento dentro de una persona, y los planos que utilizan para dar a entender lo sucedido me encanto.