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TIFF Film review: The Road

For fans of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Road, this adaptation will be curious viewing.

The Road
Rating:
***

For fans of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Road, this adaptation will be curious viewing.

While hiring director John Hillcoat (The Proposition) was an excellent choice, the Australian auteur still struggles with turning the bleak novel into cinematic thrills.

He defiantly captures the dystopian look and feel, but the story of a man and his young boy trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world strains to keep the suspense.

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