The Road

The Road

DVD - 2010
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A holocaust has destroyed the world. Civilization lies in ruins. Nothing grows. The Man and his young son, the Boy, struggle across the devastated, post-apocalyptic landscape, pushing their belongings in a shopping cart, hoping to reach the coast. It is almost impossible to find any food. Life on the road is a deadly game of hide, seek, and devour with bloodthirsty bands of roving, starving, survivalist types, many of whom have fallen into cannibalism. The Man carries the curse of remembering the world as it once was, while for the Boy, the world has always been destroyed, any intimation that life was once different is foreign to his existence. Love--of the Man and Boy for each other--is the one testament to a humanity that remains, even in the face of total chaos.

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tauseef365
Jun 02, 2018

Highfalutin' concept marred by plot holes and ridiculous product placement renders this turkey unwatchable. Zero stars.

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humbleworm
Apr 02, 2018

Remarkably similar to The Walking Dead without the zombies and gore. I liked the sad but hopeful ending.

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Parentfx
Apr 01, 2018

I enjoyed watching this movie. It really opens your eyes when you can feel what is really happening in this movie. Survival is the strong point here!
If you think about it, this could really happen in our society.

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jezicuhh
Aug 01, 2017

DVD stopped working halfway through. That's why it gets 1 star. I was pretty bored leading up to the DVD crapping out though, despite loving the book so much. This movie adaptation would have gotten 3 stars at best. I really wish the library would take these messed up DVDs off the shelves/library patrons would report damaged discs!! :-(

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trcookIIImddmd
Jan 03, 2017

Boring; that's it.

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Engle
Dec 29, 2016

This movie affected me and thus deserves a good rating. The bit about the gun was overdone. And the greater humanity came from the boy, not his father, who tended to reciprocate using violent means. I was left wondering how much longer can anyone last, much less families with young ones to care for. With food running out, was grass an option ? Bleak indeed, but thought provoking nevertheless.

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akirakato
Apr 29, 2016

This is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic drama directed by John Hillcoat, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 novel of the same name by American author Cormac McCarthy.
The film depicts a story about a father and his son in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Although the ending is quite thought-provoking, the film moves so slowly that I almost quit viewing halfway through.

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erinsnest
Apr 12, 2016

I didn't like this movie. I found it depressing and boring, and ugly as well. Oh well you can't win them all!

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SmartAssAWhip
Mar 18, 2016

A bleak look into the world after civilization ends. Nicely understated in the writing & acting. Serious stuff that is required viewing for anyone who has forgotten about "what really matters" in life; which, especially in North America, is most people.

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Nursebob
Mar 17, 2016

Based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel, director John Hillcoat’s sobering account of life after the fall is as far from the testosterone-laced idiocy of "Mad Max" as one can get. Much like 1983’s "Testament" in which a woman stoically faces The End with her children by her side, Hillcoat reduces man’s final bang and whimper to a single family unit (the mother, Charlize Theron, having given up earlier on). But this is a grittier, more appalling look at what can happen to the human animal once civilization’s veneer is ripped away. The film’s pall of violence and depravity, though never presented gratuitously, nevertheless imparts a bleakness more disheartening than all those images of blasted forests and crumbling country homes. “Keep the fire alive!” pleads dad at one point while choking on a lungful of ash, and in the shrouded silence this simple supplication resounds like a benediction.

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Apr 03, 2018

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Apr 19, 2011

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Nov 18, 2010

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Parentfx
Apr 03, 2018

Other: Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language.

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fingarc
May 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Loravika
Nov 18, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Loravika
Nov 18, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Aug 05, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Aug 05, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

A post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

The Man: I told the boy when you dream about bad things happening, it means you're still fighting and you're still alive. It's when you start to dream about good things that you should start to worry.

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