EW's critic includes a gritty Boston thriller, an animated classic in the making, and a refreshing new take on family among the year's top new releases. Plus: The five worst he saw in the past 12 months
10. 127 Hours
In his most resonant and accomplished work since Trainspotting, Danny Boyle turns the story of Aron Ralston, a weekend hiker who was equal parts loner, daredevil, and flake, into a crackerjack movie. He puts us in Aron's head, and so does James Franco, in a true-blue performance, as a guy who embraced his predicament like a favor from fate in order to find his way out of it.
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