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The Road (2009) - Movie Details

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119 min.
Release Date
November 25, 2009
DVD Release Date
May 25, 2010
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119 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language

Based on Cormac McCarthy's beloved, best-selling and Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen leads an all-star cast in the big screen adaptation of The Road, the epic post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father (Viggo Mortensen) and his young son (newcomer Kodi Smit-McPhee) across a barren landscape that was blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and most life on earth.... Full synopsis »

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Easily one of the most depressing movies of 2009, The Road places the audience in the middle of the ultimate hellhole, a desolate, post-apocalyptic Earth that has long since died. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy, the author of No Country for Old Men, The Road is one of the better movies of the year - but it doesn't quite live up to its source material. Full movie review »
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