The Rescue (2021)

The Rescue (2021)

The Rescue (2021)

The Academy Award-winning directors of Free Solo tell the intense story of the 2018 Thai cave rescue, one that saw a school boys soccer team and their coach trapped in a flooded cave system.

2021Rating: M, Mature themes and occasional coarse language107 minsUSA
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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Chin and Vasarhelyi shape an overwhelming story into something more intimate and to-the-heart devastating.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

An accessible tale of disparate nations and individuals uniting behind a common, noble goal.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Like all good documentaries, The Rescue finds the story beneath the surface of a story we thought we knew.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

The Rescue is not so much a film as it is a record.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

As with Chin and Vasarhelyi’s previous films, ignore any instinct you may have to pass up this movie because it sounds too hyper-specific: an activity you’re not really that interested in, and a story whose ending you’ve already heard.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

Easily one of the best documentaries of the year.

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The Times

The Times

The film-makers somehow manage to wring nerve-jangling tension from a foregone conclusion.

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Stuff

Stuff

This has all the drama and tension of a thriller...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It unfolds with stunning precision, letting the people who were there tell the story, and never softening their unique personalities.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

A harrowing, captivating, wonderful documentary that perhaps surpasses "Free Solo," at least in terms of emotion.

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