Road (2009), The (R)

Quicklook Rating★★★
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synopsis

"The Road" is a post-apocalyptic dramatic thriller about a father and his son walking alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food -- and each other.

MovieGoer Review

While Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road could hardly be deemed unfilmable, the way it conveys its primary themes of survival, moral responsibility and fierce paternal love through evocative prose and a decidedly minima... MORE

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synopsis

"The Road" is a post-apocalyptic dramatic thriller about a father and his son walking alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food -- and each other.

MovieGoer Review

While Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road could hardly be deemed unfilmable, the way it conveys its primary themes of survival, moral responsibility and fierce paternal love through evocative prose and a decidedly minima... MORE