“Don’t lose it. Aron, do not lose it.”
127 Hours easily surpasses Boyle’s underwhelming Slumdog Millionaire while providing about as interesting of a depiction on the subject matter and time span as possible. James Franco also gives one of the more earnest performances of an actor as of recent, with a number of scenes working simply because he’s able to express the humor and simultaneous desperation of such a scenario. Squeamish viewers should tread carefully due to a couple harsh scenes (namely the climax) which are likely to get even more comfortable viewers cringing.