After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
Professionally made one-man-lost-at-sea drama tells its story silently and in finely tuned sequences of consecutive little disasters; Redford is perfect for the role.
Maltin**1/2: "...virtually dialogue-free film...The narrative loses its pull when we realize (assured by the film's title) that things are not headed in a good direction. Expertly crafted by writer-director Chandor and his team, but the picture's major asset is Redford, who is completely and effortlessly credible. He alone makes the movie worth watching."