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Rocky Road powerful but grim viewing

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Bleak is the word for this one; if you are looking for a happy night’s viewing, The Road won’t be for you.

However, it’s a powerful, superbly acted film with very impressive set and location design that perfectly showcases a dying world.

Viggo Mortensen puts in a top-class display. Physically he’s painfully thin and his on-screen emotions feel true.

Kodi Smitmcphee is also very good and the small, personal moments he and Mortensen share are terrific.

The apocalypti­c events are never explained but this isn’t that kind of movie; it’s a story about a father and son’s fight to survive and mutual love.

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