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Director: John Hillcoat
Star power: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce
Lowdown: An adaption of Cormac McCarthy's acclaimed novel, this thriller centers on a father trying to get his son to safety as they travel across a post-apocalyptic America.
Awards Potential: Screenplay, Director, Actor
Why it's a must: Esquire raved after seeing an early cut, but the buzz was negative after it was delayed a year. Is it that good, that disappointing or somewhere in between?