Director: J. C. Chandor
Starring: Robert Redford
Rated: PG-13 (For brief strong language)
A man is lost at sea and struggles to survive. In that one sentence there I have just described the entire film. “All is Lost” is one of those rare movies that defies explanation. The film simply stars a man out at sea, trying to survive, and get home. That's all the film sets up and that's all we ever get. There is no backstory for how this man got lost at sea. Robert Redford is the one and only actor in this. The film has so little dialog I counted less than fifty words in the entire thing. It's maddening because the movie doesn't give me a lot to talk about on the surface. There's no way a movie like this exists. There's no way they could have found funding for it. Heck, I'm not even sure if Robert Redford is a big draw to the theaters anymore. Yet here the movie exists, and it even wound up in theaters to boot. This is one of the few times as a critic I'm almost for a loss of words.
Parents, there is one f-word in this. Recommended for ages 10 and up.