In the view of New Yorker critic David Denby, All Is Lost “wouldn’t have been as moving with a man of, say, George Clooney’s age; it wouldn’t have had the nobility of endurance to the same degree. Now seventy-seven, Redford is in great shape, and the cheekbones and the jaw, despite a wrinkled shell, have held up—a visual sign of character surmounting age. The anxiety in his eyes as death approaches is unsettling, since it may be something that Redford the man feels, too. He does more acting in this movie than he has done in all his earlier movies combined. “