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The Road

Directed by John Hillcoat
United States, 2009
Sci-Fi, Drama


The Road is an epic post-apocalyptic tale about the unflagging love between a father and his young son, who attempt to survive as they journey across a barren landscape that was blasted by an unnamed cataclysm, destroying civilization and most life on earth.

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The Road Directed by John Hillcoat
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.
November 24, 2009
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Director John Hillcoat (The Proposition 2005) has molded a vision that is every bit as bleak and bare as the book’s. Hillcoat resists the quickened dialogic and emotional pace of other Hollywood films and thus remains faithful to McCarthy’s quiet terrors and futile hope.
November 21, 2009
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More so than any piece of commercial hackwork that studios excrete every week, this is a horror film. It offers a dire scenario and dares those characters who survive it to persist.
September 12, 2009
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