Apart from Our Man’s opening monologue, the only words of dialogue are the occasional groan of discomfort and an elongated ‘Fuuuuuuck’.
Redford’s actions and expressions must carry the film. The 76-year-old does so with aplomb as he avoids histrionics and exudes a truly naturalistic performance, which will lead to increased whispers of a Best Actor nomination.
Chandor again impresses as director with his style and outright testes to present a feature with so few of today’s traditional structures.
Aside from the thrills and gorgeous cinematography, the ethereal questions pondered puncture with substance to leave a lasting impact.
Life of Pi without the tiger. Cast Away without Wilson. Whatever you want to call it, Redford delivers a tour de force performance to ensure this beautifully simple idea enthralls throughout.
CAST: Robert Redford
DIRECTOR: J. C. Chandor
WRITER: J. C. Chandor
SYNOPSIS: After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.