The road is beautiful, horrifying and left me completely devastated. It is storytelling at it's finest, a very powerful film. All of the visuals are stunning. You can literally feel the world dying. The horror of seeing a father and son facing this increasing desolation and desperation is gut wrenching. Danger is everywhere around them: starvation, exposure and perhaps most terrifying are the people who hunt down and cannibalize survivors. Watching the father's continuous struggle with whether or not he will be able to use his final bullet when it comes time to save his son from a horrifying fate is unbearable. One thing that really elevated this movie for me was how the director captured the beauty of the actors' faces. Viggo Mortensen in particular, his eyes are luminous and his soul seems painted on his face. I think he could have carried the entire movie without a word he was so expressionate. Highly recommended, with a side of Kleenex.