Directed by Danny Boyle
  • James Franco
  • Kate Mara
  • Amber Tamblyn
Screenplay by
  • Danny Boyle
  • Simon Beaufoy
Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama


UK Release Date 7th January 2011


While exploring a remote canyon in Utah, adventurer Aron Ralston (James Franco) gets trapped when a boulder falls on his arm. Over the next five days, Ralston has to make some of the biggest decisions of his life.

Is The Plot Interesting?

I decided to watch 127 Hours specifically because of the plot and I was surprised at how entertaining it was. Even though it’s mainly just one person on-screen, trapped in one place, there is a lot to think about.


Is The Acting Good?

James Franco basically carries the entire movie so in order for the movie to work he had to be good and he is. He is so real and compelling in this movie. It’s one of his best performances.

Is The Directing Good?

I haven’t seen many, but from what I have seen of Danny Boyle’s movies it seems he’s good at directing movies with limited sets and 127 Hours is no exception. He makes the movie more entertaining and interesting.


Is The Cinematography Good?

When I was watching 127 hours, the first thing I noticed was how good the editing and cinematography was. It worked so well with the movie, on every level, and it was quite modern.

Is It Worth Watching?

I think if you’re going to watch an adventure/mountaineering movie, this is the one you should watch. Dave Franco gives one of his best performances ever and the editing is really good.


Don’t lose it. Aron, do not lose it.

– James Franco asĀ Aron Ralston