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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11

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  1. PaulK.
    Jan 26, 2009
    10
    One of the best documentaries I've ever seen. It blew me away. If you have an interest, you MUST see this film.
  2. JayH
    Apr 22, 2009
    8
    A remarkable documentary, amazingly well pieced together, flawlessly edited with the past and present. The interviews are excellent. Very well thought out, fascinating from start to finish.
  3. MarkS
    May 26, 2009
    10
    Wow. This is not your typical survival tale at all. Sure, it has all the elements of a great tale--epic odds, unmentionable decisions, and being 100% true. This alone would make it riveting, and that's where most documentaries stop. But not this one. What haunts you. are the the survivors' amazing ability to articulate exactly what they felt, their inclusion of perfect morsels Wow. This is not your typical survival tale at all. Sure, it has all the elements of a great tale--epic odds, unmentionable decisions, and being 100% true. This alone would make it riveting, and that's where most documentaries stop. But not this one. What haunts you. are the the survivors' amazing ability to articulate exactly what they felt, their inclusion of perfect morsels of detail, and the philosophical and spiritual insights that they share, are what make this story stand out. The cannibalism might draw you in, but that's not what you'll leave with at all. How often does a documentary teach you something about yourself? Expand
  4. JayW.
    Nov 15, 2008
    9
    Excellent blend of archival footage, interviews and stunning recreations. Long, but worth it.
  5. MINTONmedia
    Nov 11, 2008
    9
    Tremendously moving documentary, stirkingly similar in theme, location and gruling impact to 2004's memorable British mountain-climbing doc, TOUCHING THE VOID.
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    70
    A documentary constructed from re-enactments, talking heads and no actual footage of the story it tells, but that still packs a knock-out punch.
  2. 88
    So powerful is Stranded that when the lucky few finally make their way back to civilization, you feel as thrilled as if they were your own loved ones.
  3. Gonzalo Arijón’s documentary offers an incontrovertible argument for the necessity of team spirit in the face of catastrophe.