Everest – film review

Finally saw the $55 million Hollywood blockbuster – which has grossed $137.4 million, so far.

Everest has received generally positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 72%, based on 178 reviews, with an average rating of 6.7/10. …

Click PLAY or watch the trailer on YouTube.

Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, denounced the movie, stating some of its details were fabricated and defamatory. …

The widow of Scott Fischer is not happy, either.

Kraig Becker:

Hollywood has a along history of making mostly bad movies about climbing and mountaineering. …

… few films can hold a candle to Touching the Void for instance. But now, the big blockbuster production Everest is set to get a wide release in theaters this week, and if you’re looking for well made, at times harrowing, film about high altitude climbing, you certainly could do a lot worse. …

The film is based on the actual events that took place back in 1996, when one of the biggest disasters in mountaineering history took place. The story is a well known one in mountaineering circles of course, with Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air most famously telling the tale. …

… This is a film that is beautifully made, and seeing sweeping shots of Everest, and the Khumbu Valley that leads up to it, was breathtaking. …

Probably my favorite aspect of the film was Jason Clarke’s portrayal of Rob Hall. He did a great job of selling the character, and was the centerpiece of the entire movie. …

Adventure Blog – Movie Review: Everest Gets It Right – Mostly

I don’t expect Hollywood films to get EVERYTHING right. Anatoli Boukreev – for example – could barely speak English, I understood. Until this film.

I liked it even better than Kraig. (And much better than Krakauer). 🙂

I must have cried for 30 minutes or more.

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One thought on “Everest – film review

  1. There were some seriously heart wrenching moments, and the visuals were just stunning. My husband and I at first thought the phone call scenes between Rob and his wife were added for dramatic effect until we researched afterward…wow. We went home and watched the IMAX documentary right afterward!

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