Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Joel Jackson, Jacek Koman, Yasmin Kassim
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Story: Action thriller based on real events directed by Greg McLean which follows Yossi Ghinsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), an Israeli backpacker who with his two friends set off into the Bolivian jungle being guided by an Austrian expat named Karl Ruprechter (Thomas Kretschmann), who had met the friends just days before and claimed to be familiar with the region. However, their dreams soon turn into a nightmare when Ruprechter abandons them and leaves them for dead.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 18)
Yossi Ghinsberg: I left to escape the well-worn path, university, work, marriage, kids. I wanted to experience the extraordinary.
Yossi Ghinsberg: I was desperate to escape the well-worn path, work, marriage, kids. Not me, I wanted to experience the extraordinary, which is why I ended up in the jungle.
Yossi’s Friend: This is my friend, Yossi Ghinsberg.
Yossi Ghinsberg: Very good to meet you.
Karl Ruprechter: Nice to meet you too.
Yossi Ghinsberg: I told my parent’s I’d be back in a year, but I don’t think I’ll ever go back.
Amie: I read a book once that said, “The last freedom is to choose one’s own way.”
Karl Ruprechter: [to Yossi] There’s nothing like the jungle, insects, birds, it’s like they’re screaming at you, and then suddenly it’s just you, whatever you came looking for.
[to his friends]
Yossi Ghinsberg: You want to be like every other tourist? Anybody can go to Machu Picchu, but the jungle, this guy can take us there
Marcus: How do you know that Karl is telling the truth?
Karl Ruprechter: [to Yossi] You hate the world, that’s why you’re here.
Yossi’s Friend: [sarcastically] Let’s go off into the jungle with a complete stranger.
[to one of Yossi’s skeptical friends]
Karl Ruprechter: You’re a photographer, right? You can take photos that get you straight into National Geographic.
[referring to the jungle]
Karl Ruprechter: This is the last frontier on earth. The jungle shows us what we really are.
[referring to the jungle; to Yossi and his two friends]
Karl Ruprechter: Perfectly balanced, the problem is us. We’re the cancer, we deserve to disappear.
Yossi Ghinsberg: Karl, what are you doing?
Marcus: He’s the only guy who knows where we are, what we’re going to do, and he just walks away.
Yossi’s Friend: Stop! You’re such a letdown, I can’t even believe it.
Yossi’s Friend: Don’t leave me!
Yossi Ghinsberg: I’m not leaving you, okay!
Yossi Ghinsberg: Help! Anybody!
Yossi Ghinsberg: We have a map, and people are coming to save you. All you have to do is keep going. Going and going and going. Going and going and going. Going and going and going.
Total Quotes: 18