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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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

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.

3.0

Almost Reached the Summit

A fascinating observation of the Everest disaster but no more than that. With a tragedy of this magnitude you would expect that by the end your heart strings would have been pulled every which way and your eyes would be running over. But in the end, you just don't care enough for the characters on the mountain. Underwhelming.

3.0

Slowly we are getting nearer the truth about the 1996 Everest disaster

I applaud Working Title for breaking new ground and not sticking to the 'Into Thin Air' version of the 1996 Everest tragedy, which is maybe why this book is not in this film's Credits, something that has not gone unnoticed by some professional reviewers. Working Title/the Director referred to Jon Krakauer as 'a writer who just happened to be on the...

4.0

Mountain Movie

Everest Like the book I read “View from the Top” by Sir Ed Hilary, it explains a lot about what they go through up there. Similar to ‘Cliffhanger’, 'North Face’ or ‘Vertical Limit’. Loved the fact it’s about a Kiwi and enjoyed the acting and scenery. Way too real for what I hoping, but still a great watch. I need to read “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer, as...

4.0

Poignant Movie

Very sensitive portrayal of real events. Great scenery! Such an epic film and wow my eyes have opened up to what hell the people who climb Everest go through.

Variety

Variety

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

The craft of this film is astonishing...

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A monumentally spectacular film.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

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.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

The craft of this film is astonishing...

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A monumentally spectacular film.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Almost Reached the Summit

A fascinating observation of the Everest disaster but no more than that. With a tragedy of this magnitude you would expect that by the end your heart strings would have been pulled every which way and your eyes would be running over. But in the end, you just don't care enough for the characters on the mountain. Underwhelming.

3.0

Slowly we are getting nearer the truth about the 1996 Everest disaster

I applaud Working Title for breaking new ground and not sticking to the 'Into Thin Air' version of the 1996 Everest tragedy, which is maybe why this book is not in this film's Credits, something that has not gone unnoticed by some professional reviewers. Working Title/the Director referred to Jon Krakauer as 'a writer who just happened to be on the...

4.0

Mountain Movie

Everest Like the book I read “View from the Top” by Sir Ed Hilary, it explains a lot about what they go through up there. Similar to ‘Cliffhanger’, 'North Face’ or ‘Vertical Limit’. Loved the fact it’s about a Kiwi and enjoyed the acting and scenery. Way too real for what I hoping, but still a great watch. I need to read “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer,...

4.0

Poignant Movie

Very sensitive portrayal of real events. Great scenery! Such an epic film and wow my eyes have opened up to what hell the people who climb Everest go through.