“All Is Lost” is a 2013 survival drama film written and directed by J.C. Chandor. The film stars Robert Redford as the sole character, credited only as “Our Man.”
The film follows an unnamed man who wakes to find water flooding his boat after a collision with a shipping container while he’s sailing alone in the Indian Ocean. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition, and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest. With the sun unrelenting, sharks circling, and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
“All Is Lost” is almost entirely without dialogue and is noted for Redford’s performance, which is widely regarded as one of the best of his career. The film was critically acclaimed, with many praising its storytelling, Redford’s performance, and the film’s technical achievements. It provides an intense, immersive exploration of one man’s physical and emotional journey in the face of overwhelming odds.
Duration: 106 min.