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Is it Possible 'The Road' Isn't Grim Enough?new

Wanting the movie version of Cormac McCarthy's The Road to be even more bleak may sound like the ultimate in moviegoer masochism—thank you, sir, may I have another cannibal holocaust?
Nashville Scene  |  Jim Ridley  |  12-18-2009  |  Reviews

John Hillcoat's 'The Road': Brutalism on Celluloidnew

"One for The Road," I said to the ticket taker. "Ha ha ha, that's not the first time I've heard that," he said. And that was the last laugh I had at the movies that day.
Dig Boston  |  David Day  |  12-09-2009  |  Reviews

Viggo Mortensen Helps Bring Cormac McCarthy's Post-Apocalyptic Book to Lifenew

Faithful to the novel that inspired it, the post-apocalyptic film is bleak but hauntingly beautiful, anchored by Mortensen's best performance to date.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Roger Durling  |  11-30-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Despite Rich Source Material, 'The Road' is Lacking One Thing: Ideas

The Road is a one-note road version of Waiting for Godot, minus Samuel Beckett's brilliant sense of existentialist humor.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  11-23-2009  |  Reviews

Reality Fiction: How 'The Road' and '2012' Might Predict the Future ... For Realnew

From health care to finance, the prefix "broken" has been applied to every industrialized system humankind has had the gumption to design. The world that lapped up Roland Emmerich's last two end-time fables might not be so eager for part three.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Hannah Strom-Martin  |  11-11-2009  |  Movies

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