127 Hours

127 Hours
127 Hours
  • R
  • 1h 34m
  • 2010
Certified Fresh93%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Confirm current pricing with applicable retailer. All transactions subject to applicable license terms and conditions.
From Danny Boyle, the OSCAR®-winning director of 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire, comes this incredible true story about mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco). After a boulder pins him inside an isolated canyon in Utah, Ralston spends five agonizing days recalling everyone who means anything to him in his life so far – while pondering whether or not he can rescue himself by any means necessary.
© 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh93%
Critics Consensus: As gut-wrenching as it is inspirational, 127 Hours unites one of Danny Boyle's most beautifully exuberant directorial efforts with a terrific performance from James Franco.
Reviews
Arizona Republic
Bill Goodykoontz
Fresh

It's an incredible performance by Franco, walking the line between what once was enthusiasm but no...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Dave Calhoun
Fresh

At the end, we stagger like Ralston from the dark into the light. We might have both our arms left...

June 22, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Calvin Wilson
Fresh

Boyle is such a gifted filmmaker that, in his hands, 127 Hours is genuinely -- and unsentimentally...

June 22, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long
Fresh

Directed and co-written by Danny Boyle in a style that travels from ecstatic to nerve-wracking and...

June 22, 2017
More on Rotten Tomatoes

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
Common Sense Says
True story of trapped hiker is intense, powerful, gruesome.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this intense drama from the director of Slumdog Millionaire is based on a true story about a hiker trapped in the bottom of a canyon for more than five days, his arm pinned between a boulder and the canyon wall. Although there's some very gruesome self-inflicted violence as the main character (who's played by James Franco) attempts to free himself -- some audience members reportedly passed out at preview screenings -- ultimately 127 Hours is a positive, life-affirming story about overcoming incredible odds. Those who have the stomach for the bloody parts can also expect some heavy language (not all that surprising, considering the movie's circumstances), and flashback scenes with drinking and sexual situations. There are also notable beverage product placements (Gatorade, Coke, Perrier, etc.) as the main character gets thirsty and dreams of something to drink.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Details
Positive Role Models
Details
Violence
Details
Sex
Details
Language
Details
Consumerism
Details
More on Common Sense Media

Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 5, 2010
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

You Might Also Like...

Slumdog Millionaire
Steve Jobs
The Sessions
Argo
Argo (2012) (Extended Cut)
Nowhere Boy
Intouchables
Lone Survivor
Milk
The Informant!

New Releases

Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Critters Attack!
How High 2
Curse of La Llorona, The
The Intruder
Family
Little Woods
Alita: Battle Angel
Missing Link
Shazam!