ROBERT REDFORD STARS in a nearly dialogue-free tale of survival aboard a sinking sailboat in the middle of the Indian Ocean. All Is Lost is straightforward and simple but effective. I had a couple issues with this movie — I would have liked a little more depth, a point of transcendence — Runaway Train with Jon Voight and Eric Roberts flashes in my mind — and I picked up on a couple storyline glitches.
Redford delivers an impressive physical acting job that demonstrates he could handle probably any role thrown his way; maybe we’ll see more of him now? Not likely, but who knows.
As I suspected aforehand, there are strong similarities between Gravity and All Is Lost — but Gravity is the better movie. All Is Lost is good but not great. If the trailer appeals to you then don’t miss it. 7/10