127 Hours 1.0 stars

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Synopsis

James Franco’s impish appeal as outdoorsman Aron Ralston is caught between a hard place and two rocks: the stone that pins down his right arm in a Utah canyon and the clobbering boulder of director Danny Boyle’s “art.” Complicating the simple story are flashbacks, visions, jokes, music, and the hero’s kid self magically hovering about. The true story (including grisly amputation) is padded into flab.

David Elliott

Length: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Rated: R

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