The first reviews I remember reading for The Road were not exactly positive. To be honest, they were far from. But it would seem that Peter Travers of Rolling Stone really liked the film, and gave it praise worthy enough of its own poster.
The Road One-Sheet
The Road carries the first of the shared humanity and lets it burn bright and true. Viggo Mortensen is astounding! Robert Duvall is superb and Charlize Theron captures the power of Cormac McCarthy's words. A triumph!
As you can see, the poster's a win-win. Not only does it showcase the praise laid down upon the film, but it also looks fantastic: