There are survival tales, and then there’s J.C. Chandor’s rigorous, rugged story of a nameless seafaring man (Robert Redford) trying desperately to save himself as his boat slowly sinks. Dedicated to authentically depicting nautical know-how, the director’s follow-up to Margin Call presents one of the most stunning man-versus-nature battles in recent memory. In this “expertly paced thriller” (Chicago Sun Times), Redford gives a career-best performance while barely saying a word. D: J.C. Chandor, US, 2013, 106m
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