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The Road
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The Road 2009

description written by member Zara:

In the near future, the world has been virtually destroyed. From the ash-covered, post-apocalyptic remains of Appalachia, the Father (Viggo Mortensen) and Son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) take to the road in search of a better life. The Father's health is failing, lending urgency to a journey impeded by nomadic bands of cannibalistic humans. Charlize Theron co-stars in this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

Release Date:November 25th, 2009
MPAA Rating:R
Running Time:119 minutes
Directed By:
John HillcoatJohn Hillcoat
Written By:
No image existsJoe Penhall
No image existsCormac McCarthy
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen
Guy PearceGuy Pearce
Robert DuvallRobert Duvall
Garret DillahuntGarret Dillahunt
Molly ParkerMolly Parker
Michael K. WilliamsMichael K. Williams
Kodi Smit-McPheeKodi Smit-McPhee
Brenna RothBrenna Roth
No image existsBob Jennings
No image existsAaron Bernard
No image existsJeremy Ambler
No image existsMark Tierno
No image existsJared Pfennigwerth
No image existsKyle Quinn
No image existsShawn Rolly
Nick PasqualNick Pasqual
No image existsDavid August Lindauer
No image existsJack Erdie
No image existsAmy Caroline
No image existsMatt Reese
No image existsChris Sechler
No image existsKacey Byrne-Houser
No image existsFrederick E. Kowalo
No image existsCerise Weidner

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The Road Movie Review by Filmkiller (8/27/2010)

Viggo Mortensen carries this flick; were it not for his on-screen presence and charisma, the Road would be wholly unwatchable. Good on him, not so good for the movie.

The Road, as a story, is largely a road to nowhere. 'Papa', in the credits only as 'Man' (Mortensen), is wandering with his son, in the credits only as...

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The Road Movie Review by Zara (6/29/2010)

I wish I could have rated this movie higher, but there's something in me that believes the book (which I have not read yet) would have been ten thousand times more powerful than the movie turned out to be.

As hard as Viggo tries, the movie is ultimately bleak and completely depressing. Facing an "end of the world"...

(complete The Road review by Zara)

The Road Movie Review by Martin (2/1/2010)

Another movie set in a deserted future this. Here an earthquake or something has wiped out the human race and one of the only survivors is Viggo Mortensen, who has made it his mission to protect his young son from the horrors that now surround them.

This flick features some great actors (including almost unrecognisable...

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The Road Movie Review by Jarrod (11/28/2009)

'The Road' is based on Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, and I would strongly urge you to read it if you have not already done so. The seminal McCarthy adaptation will continue to be No Country for Old Men, from the Coen brothers, and I am anxious to see what is to be done with Blood Meridian, which is...

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