In relatively every regard, Danish chief Michael Noer's change — which as "propelled by evident occasions" credits similarly genuine hero Henri Charrière's diaries and the prior screenplay as sources — is a humbler undertaking, albeit still aggressive and sufficiently noteworthy. New stars Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek are neither troubled nor shined by effectively notable star status; this brisker telling is less affected if likewise less unmistakable as huge scale filmmaking. At last, what is important most is that the basically unaltered story of survival in pioneer French Guiana remains a convincing one, no less when played as a generally direct activity tension adventure instead of as a tremendous moral story about the Indomitable Human Spirit.
Actors: Rami Malek, Charlie Hunnam, Eve Hewson, Tommy Flanagan
Directors: Michael Noer
Writers: Aaron Guzikowski (screenplay), Dalton Trumbo (original screenplay), Lorenzo Semple Jr. (original screenplay), Henri Charrière (books)
Producers: Joey McFarland, David Koplan, Ram Bergman, Roger Corbi
Production: Bleecker Street