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The Impossible

drama


Nominated for an Academy Award® (Best Actress, Naomi Watts) and based on the true story of one familys survival, THE IMPOSSIBLE is an epic journey to the core of the human heart.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    81%
  • Audience Score
    85%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    81%
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  • Audience

    85%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: An intense and compelling family melodrama from Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona that sets a new standard for disaster cinema.

- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Thursday, January 3, 2013

Rotten: A Saw movie for middlebrows.

- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, Friday, December 21, 2012

Fresh: It is the kind of ode to the human spirit that you hope comes along, and not just during the holiday season.

- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Friday, December 21, 2012

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Overwhelming, and emotional, but definitely worth it. Generally when I've heard talk of this movie, it's praise for Ewan and Naomi (who are absolutely sensational), but I think more emphasis should be put on the younger members of the cast...those boys completely, and utterly, stole the entire movie. Sooo good, and a miracle if ever I saw one...

- itsjustme2004, Sunday, May 5, 2013

4 stars

Overwhelming, and emotional, but definitely worth it. Generally when I've heard talk of this movie, it's praise for Ewan and Naomi (who are absolutely sensational), but I think more emphasis should be put on the younger members of the cast...those boys completely, and utterly, stole the entire movie. Sooo good, and a miracle if ever I saw one...

- itsjustme2004, Sunday, May 5, 2013

5 stars

Sure, it has its flaws, but in the end, it is a great film. The Impossible is intense and powerful, and brought me to the verge of tears. The acting is generally good---excellent, in fact, from the leads--the pacing is perfect, and the length of the film is appropriate. Bravo!

- fb100000293612769, Saturday, May 4, 2013