Sherpa

M
2015
|
96 mins
Trailer
Poster for Sherpa

In 2013 a group of Western climbers and angry Sherpas allegedly got into a confrontation that made global headlines. This... More

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Sherpa | Ratings & Reviews

"If being at the right place at the right time can make or break a particular breed of documentary, the odds of coming away with the goods have got to be better atop Mt Everest than damn near anywhere else. In the case of Sherpa, with its focus on the Himalayan people who shlep expeditions’ gear up the mountain and are reliant on the income this provides, this setting can only aid a film that likely would have proved revealing even without the drama that the peak provides."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"Packs a visual and emotional punch."

VarietyVariety

"Should be a hugely impactful film with an emotional impact. Instead it falls short - not because of the content but due to the treatment."

Urban CinefileUrban Cinefile

"Exposes the shockingly self-centred and entitled attitudes of some of the western climbers."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Stunningly photographed and brilliantly sly... it’s also a heartfelt tribute to the resilience of a people."

Time OutTime Out

"An exceptionally absorbing documentary."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"This moving study of Sherpa culture might be the most majestic-looking industrial dispute documentary ever made."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"An accomplished, gripping film."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"A documentary whose visual magnificence is more than matched by unforgettable characters and political urgency."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Towering... A gripping account of the worst day in Everest history and the Sherpas for whom it was the final straw."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Jennifer Peedom's film pulls no punches in exploring the culture and work of this unheralded group, as well as their frequent exploitation by Westerners."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Sherpa | Details

Rating
M, Mature themes and coarse language
Runtime
96
Genre
Documentary
Country of origin
Australia