One hundred twenty-seven (127) Hours

Rating = C+

I found this to be a pretty unpleasant film to watch, and not only because of the scenes of suffering by the trapped rock climber who ends up cutting off his arm to escape. The visual effects that the director uses, to compensate for the fact that most of the movie take place in a narrow rock crevice and the actor can't move from where his arm is caught under a rock, were really quite unpleasant for me. I'd like a story, not just visual effects. This movie has a story that would be good for a half-hour documentary, but not enough story to make a 90 minute movie.

[2011-03-02, Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR]