The obvious comparison here is to Cast Away. They’re both stories about a man stranded on what may as well be the center of an ocean. What director JC Chandor does right with All Is Lost that wasn’t done right with Cast Away is the beginning and (especially) the end. This movie ends like I always thought that one should’ve. There’s no epilogue or even scene change to distract from the gist. Robert Redford is the sole character and his struggle to survive is all it’s about.
my rating = 4 of 5