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The Impossible  Rating: 3.25/5

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand  Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)

Depending on which way you look at it, The Impossible, starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, is either a voyeuristic spectacle of human suffering, or a gut-wrenching but ultimately moving tale of courage and survival. Despite heartfelt, understated performances from both McGregor and Watts, and a terrific turn by Holland as a kid thrust with responsibility far greater than his years, The Impossible occasionally feels heavy handed and melodramatic. The Impossible then is seldom subtle, but vastly improved by three stupendous central performances. It’s a far from perfect film, but one that touches you and moves you despite its shortcomings. I’m going with three out of five for The Impossible. Watch it for the remarkable acting, and for the horrifying disaster scene filmed so realistically.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Gavin Rasquinha Site:Times Of India (TOI)

An idyllic tropical paradise morphs into a tropical hell from which there seems no exit. The movie gets a bit heavy-handed at times but it can be reasoned that this is Bayona’s attempt at telling the story as realistically and graphically as possible by placing the viewer in the centre of it all. By being too focused on the family, there are moments when you might wonder about the thousands of other islanders whose own plight is not touched upon here. In their quest to sift out order from the chaos, they all manage to portray a range of feelings – fear, loss, love and the will to carry on – quite convincingly, without sounding fake or soppy. All in all, it’s a powerful ode to the human will to live. You will not like this film if you don’t like graphically-portrayed disaster survival stories.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Rashid Irani Site:Hindustan Times

A spectacularly filmed tale of the ordeal suffered by a family caught up in the tsunami which hit the south-east coast of Asia in 2004, The Impossible is enthralling. The tragedy is conveyed while focusing on one family’s struggle. A British couple and their three sons (the fictionalised alter-egos of a real-life Spanish clan) are on vacation in Thailand when the tsunami strikes. Combining suspense and intense characterizations, Bayona has fashioned a disaster drama that lingers.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Saumya Sharma Site:Bookmyshow

If Naomi Watts’ beautiful looks and even more beautiful English accent has pleased you in the past, you must go and watch the film. Apart from that, you may want to give it a miss since most of us wish to unwind with happy films after the end of a long, stressful week. There is a happy ending here too, with a tad-bit of a difference. What took my breath away was the bond and the affection that the three brothers share. One of the few films that shall teach you to be positive in a given situation as well as believe the concept of Carpe Diem. Verdict: A neat attempt at portraying a true story of an estranged family. An average watch.

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  1. If there are depressing, disheartening examples of death taking over the human existence in the most horrifying way […the Delhi gang-rape victim’s being latest], there are also enlivening cases of survival in the extreme conditions. Life gets its life from there! Based on the true-story of a family, surviving the most devastating and the worst natural disaster of Tsunami, ‘THE IMPOSSIBLE’ is a high-on-emotions cinematic documentation of one such journey of trauma, shock, courage, hope and undying spirit.

    In a situation where from the very beginning, you know what is going to happen and what this movie is all about, the director commendably holds all of you then and there to make you feel & sense every minute-every moment of that misfortune and its tormenting consequences on the characters. Whether it is the brilliantly executed Tsunami scene or the sequences where family suffers separation, film shakes-shatters-smashes you emotionally to the maximum. Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor & Tom Holland come with performances that deserve generous applauds.

    Go with your family if you want to reinforce the bond with them but don’t if you have a weak heart and hold yourself from breaking into tears […because it looks stupid]. It’s definitely a soulful film to watch but it also makes you restless with alarming visuals. A very moving Experience [3.5/5]

  2. pls taran adarsh ko ye movie dikhao fir dekhenge

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