The Climb

The Climb

The Climb

Independent comedic bro-mance that takes place over many years, centred on two men whose friendship endures many challenges - including an incident where one sleeps with the other's girlfriend.

Un Certain Regard - Jury Coup de Coeur winner at Cannes Film Festival 2019.
2020Rating: M, Violence, offensive language, sex scenes & nudity97 minsUSA
ComedyDramaFestival & Independent

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Stuff

Stuff

The Climb is a mostly terrific and wryly funny autopsy of the pathetic flailings of privileged masculinity in the 21st century. Well worth a look.

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Variety

Variety

Beautifully written and performed by the director and real-life BFF Kyle Marvin, Covino’s film gets precisely the balance of dependency and denial that keeps a bad bromance afloat.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Kuperstein’s roaming camera may sometimes overwhelm the film with its artful choreography, but generally manages to take the viewer by surprise – as does a comic narrative which constantly takes unexpected turns.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The script intelligently dishes out key information in each vignette, with the scenes separated by major narrative ellipses that force the viewer to work a little in order to figure things out.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

This sharp two-hander veers from caustic to sweet with acrobatic filmmaking to spare.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Covino’s film is an exhilarating anomaly, if not a wake-up call for the visual potential of heartfelt comedy.

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