Action / Adventure / Biography / Drama / Thriller

IMDb Rating 7.1/10 10 59982 60K

Plot summary

The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager rations and through the freezing cold.

December 22, 2023 at 01:05 AM


Frank Marshall

Top cast

Ethan Hawke as Nando Parrado
Josh Lucas as Felipe Restano
John Malkovich as Old Carlitos / Narrator
Illeana Douglas as Lilliana Methol
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1.14 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 6 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by fertilecelluloid 9 / 10

Truly stunning tale of courage and human ingenuity

Frank Marshall's "Alive" is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen, a tale of great courage and human ingenuity.

Although the story was filmed previously (and cheaply) by Rene Cardona as "Survive", this retelling is superior in every department and resonates with me years after I first saw it at the cinema.

James Newton Howard's score is truly beautiful and incredibly powerful for its ability to convey both the hopelessness of the situation (trying to survive in the Andes) and the awesome wonder of such a savage land. In fact, the score takes the film from very good to great.

The rendering of Schubert's "Ave Maria" over the rousing climax, with its superbly lensed images by Peter Levy, is one of cinema's most emotional, transporting moments.


Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

Compelling true-life story

ALIVE is a generally compelling rendition of the famous true disaster story from the 1970s in which a rugby team found themselves trapped in the snowy Andes after a plane crash and forced to resort to cannibalism to survive. It's a shocking story for sure, but this version is pure Hollywood, shorn of sensationalist content and instead delivering a character-based, occasionally sentimental piece of storytelling. Ethan Hawke headlines a dedicated cast of survivors fighting against the elements, although the characters do have an infuriating habit of acting in rather silly ways at times that hastens their death. It's a little overlong too, but generally watchable.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

riveting tale of survival

It's 1972. A plane chartered by a South American rugby team with family and friends crashes in the snow bound Andes on their way to a game in Chile. The survivors struggle to live and forced to do the unthinking to survive. It's based on the biographical book of the Uruguayan rugby team that crashed in the Andes. It has a couple of recognizable faces like Ethan Hawke but they are mostly lesser known actors. It's a harrowing story that is tactfully told. There are a few noticeably white actors but the elite of the society sometimes tend towards being white. This is a riveting tale of survival with compelling performances.

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