Originally Posted by Dan Cahn
Jeez, you guys are a tough bunch. This film was not a sailing documentary! Just a setting for an existential dilemma . Do police or legal forums go on and on about the inaccuracies in procedure in crime dramas? First this was an interesting film technically as there was only one actor and no dialog. Not an easy accomplishment to hold together a story. The point was to ponder who he was, how he got there at that point in his life, and if his dogged efforts would succeed.
Sit back and relax.....
I'm with you, Dan, although we may be the only ones. :-) Personally, I think that it was a tour de force by Redford. What I think is completely immaterial, of course, but when Roger Ebert agrees with me, then that carries a bit more weight. Doubters might want to google "movie review ebert all is lost." He does not give that sort of rating unless he is pretty darned impressed!