Beware, this is not a comedy!
Martin from Dublin, 25 Jan 2014
Sure, it's a rather depressing and disturbing movie. But it is also a very touching and moving story about the relationship between a father and son. There are some fantastic moments in this, as well as a lot of very bleak, depressing and disturbing ones - but it really is worth the watch. I have to admit to being more of a popcorn movie kind of person, but I still highly recommend this. The performances are outstanding, the who look and feel of the movie is perfect and it actually did move me. Of course, as I was watching it, I did keep asking myself: "Why would you want to live!". By the time the movie was over, I think I had my answer...
Nuala from Dublin, 30 Jun 2010
OK, so the world is dyeing, all the animals are dead, all the crops have failed and it’s getting colder. Most of the people have also died...so where have all the shoes gone? Where have all the clothes gone, all the tents, all the shopping trolleys and all the blankets. It’s been 10 year since the catastrophe (though we never get to know what really happened) and everyone is dressed like a tramp, with cardboard on their feet and chopping up furniture to stay warm when there is an abundance of
A strong contender........
Anne Marie from Wicklow, 04 Jul 2010
........for the most depressing film of all time.
There has been some kind of catastrophe, and the only upholders of humanity's values are Viggo Mortenson and his son. Everyone else has degenerated into unprincipled marauding cannibals.
Don't watch if feeling even slightly sad it will drag you to an unbelievable low, don't watch when happy, you won't stay that way for very long. It begs the question why do the majority of films have such a dystopian view of the future?
Worth the effort
Brian from Westmeath, 23 Aug 2010
The film is heavy and deals with cannibalism, suicide and creulty, but at all times the bond of love between father and son uplifts the dirt and mire of the post apocalytic world. The film makes compelling viewing and even though tragedy is always around the corner and there is an ever present sense of despair and loss, the film ends with a central message of hope. And what a performance from the 2 central characters, especially Viggo ...WOW seriously impressive.
Dont rent unless u are trying to depress yourself
Shane from Louth, 30 Jul 2010
Yes its well acted, Yes it captures what its like in a world after a some sort of life extinction event .... But
hope is what it should be about, not how depraved and futile the world will become..
if the film was trying to educate us on what we are doing to the planet or each other then those that need that guidance will not be watching this and those that want hope or pride in the human race, will not find it here.
Viggo does pick the heavy roles!