The 2004 tsunami killed 220-280,000 people in 14 different countries, making it the sixth deadliest natural disaster in recorded history. A heart-wrenchingly tense survival drama based on 'an incredible true story' of a far more 'homely' looking Spanish family, this is a cut above 1990s eco-disaster movies such as Dante's Peak. The Impossible is an English-language Spanish film, based on the real-life account of Maria and Henry Belon and their children, who were separated and ravaged by the catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami in ’04. "How can you tell which ones are dead and which ones are not?" Photos + Posters; Special Event Photos; Cast + Crew; Awards; … The screenplay isn't quite as powerful as the direction or the acting, but with such an astonishing real-life story at its center, The Impossible is never less than compelling. Dramatic and unwavering, The Impossible will make you believe that anything is possible. The latter half of The Impossible is so disappointingly movie-ish, tying a bow on the events after portraying them too vividly to allow them to be wrapped so neatly. You're good at it. It could well be Ewan McGregor's finest hour, and there were long sections that I had to watch through a wobbly blur of tears. Apart from Conrad, I could see only one: a strange, brief sequence in which we view the beach resort from the sea, as if from the point of view of that malign force about to destroy it. The movie reinforces the random way that natural disasters cause destruction. Please reference “Error Code 2121” when contacting customer service. But in the end I found honesty and compassion in The Impossible. We have to help that little boy. Amazing story of how family can overcome even the most impossible of situations. Ultimately, The Impossible is a story of a mother and son's devotion to each other after the unthinkable has happened. Go help people. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film more than an average rating of 81% based on 188 reviews, with a rating of 7.3/10. Unlike some films that have become critics' darlings, 'The Impossible' has no pretensions. Movie Review. Coming Soon, Regal It could well be Ewan McGregor's finest hour, and there were long sections that I had to watch through a wobbly blur of tears. |, November 27, 2019 This is an unforgettable tribute to the determination of a very special family. Movie Review. It isn't edgy and I don't think it has a hidden subtext. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. The Impossible, review. The Bennetts need a vacation. |, June 25, 2020 All rights reserved. "Oh, you can't. Did you know that?" Sometimes it's sentimental to a fault, but the thrilling and innovative filmmaking that's being done makes it all worth it. With simplicity and conviction, it manages to be something other than a conventional disaster movie. Schmoedown Entertainment Network 21,896 views. These two inspiring examples of self-sacrifice and kindness are what make The Impossible into something richer and deeper than just another survival story. Movie review of The Impossible (2012) by The Critical Movie Critics | Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor are parents separated from their children by a tsunami. But also, exemplary courage and love and compassion, all done with freshness and feeling. Read full review But in the end I found honesty and compassion in The Impossible. THE IMPOSSIBLE is a well-produced, beautifully photographed disaster movie based on actual events. The purpose of Bayona's film is "dubious.". The tsunami sequence is amazing, right up there with the one Clint Eastwood staged in Hereafter. The Impossible Movie Review (Schmoes Know) - Duration: 7:09. In this excellent film of 2013 , Bayona has directed 1 actress to an Academy Award-nominated performance: Naomi Watts (Best Actress, Lo impossible or the impossible (2012). Depending on which way you look at it, The Impossible, starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, is either a voyeuristic spectacle of human suffering, or a gut-wrenching but ultimately moving tale of courage and survival. Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive). It is directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and written by Sergio Sánchez, who collaborated on the excellent ghost story The Orphanage in 2007. Check out The Impossible (2013) movie review, rating & box Office. I was perhaps not very emotionally attached to the characters in this one, but it is undeniable that the performances are brilliant all around. But Bayona's version is markedly better, created with colossal technical flair. What The Impossible brings home is the simple agony and terror of being separated, a void which is worse than physical injury. In the first several minutes, I was already in tears. door Jelle Fastenau om 22:56 in RECENSIES. |, January 17, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4.0 By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. February 22, 2013 by Sofia Filed Under: Movies, Movies/TV/Music. He, his wife, Maria, and their three boys have been living in … By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy Movie review: The Impossible Bill Brownstein, The Gazette 01.10.2013 Naomi Watts clings to her son and a fallen tree in a scene from The Impossible. [Full review in Spanish]. 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