Everest

Everest

Everest

Mountaineering thriller, based on the 1996 Mt Everest disaster where eight climbers were caught in a vicious blizzard in the most unforgiving of environments. Jason Clarke (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is Kiwi mountaineer Rob Hall, Keira Knightley plays his pregnant wife who waits at home in Christchurch for updates, Jake Gyllenhaal is American guide Scott Fischer. Co-stars Emily Watson, Josh Brolin, Martin Henderson, Robin Wright and Sam Worthington.

2015Rating: M, mature themes121 minsUSA, UK
AdventureTrue Story & BiographyBlockbuster

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Everest / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Between Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming The Walk and this struggle for survival atop the planet’s highest mountain, fans of vertiginous cinema experiences are well served for spectacle this year, especially when writ large across IMAX screens. From its title onwards, Everest doesn’t muck about. Like 2013's Sir Ed docu-drama Beyond the Edge, it thrives on sometimes treating, sometimes terrifying the audience with the sheer scale and spectacle of the awe-inspiring Himalayan peak.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

Almost in spite of thrilling visuals and a chillingly real situation so diligently covered for the most part, there remains a niggling feeling the movie is not making the emotional connection with the audience that it should.

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The Times

The Times

Everest is a somewhat histrionic spin on a real-life tragedy.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Everest (the film), in short, suffers from the same problem as Everest (the mountain): overcrowding.

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Vox

Vox

Worth watching just to see the places human beings should probably never tread, even though they keep climbing toward them.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

For all the natural spectacle, the characters are what hold one's attention.

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The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Harrowing, edge-of-the-seat stuff.

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Times of India

Times of India

An interesting tale of tragedy and survival.

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Variety

Variety

Blunt, businesslike and — as it begins its long march through the death zone — something of an achievement.

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Time Out

Time Out

The craft of this film is astonishing...

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It never makes the crucial leap from the screen into your bones.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A frustrating movie in many ways... it doesn’t quite deliver the edge-of-your-seat thrills that many were hoping for...

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A big, brassy '70s-style disaster movie which wears its clichés lightly and packs a hefty emotional punch.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A disaster movie in the old Hollywood sense of the term, but it doesn't feel like one. And that's a good thing.

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