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Everest Reviews

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November 1, 2018
When making a film about a true life disaster that you want to equally make an innovative 3D blockbuster, it is a bit selfish on the behalf of the filmmakers to prioritise innovating moviemaking technology over paying tribute to the climbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2019
Although you can appreciate the fact that the events of the film stay relatively true to what actually happened and the technical aspects of the film are fantastic, it's still disappointing that the characters aren't given enough attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2017
Everest is three-fourths guide through the unrelenting onslaught of nature and one-fourth regretting the tour.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 17, 2015
As cold and distant as the scenery it shows, the way it represents it's characters never really transmits anything to the viewer. [Full review in Spanish]
October 8, 2015
The struggle between human will and the mountain's unbending nature is conveyed in the most basic and obvious terms.
September 30, 2015
Everest has a couple of good moments, however, nothing that moves you the way it's advertised. [Full review in Spanish]
September 24, 2015
A chaotic and tasteless film. [Full review in Spanish]
September 23, 2015
Dobbs, Isbell and Nicholson have created a script so dull that it affects the overall performance of its otherwise great cast. [Full review in Spanish]
September 17, 2015
Everest proves that there's no mountain high enough to cover up mediocrity. [Full review in Spanish]
September 22, 2015
A very conventional disaster film. [Full review in Spanish]
September 16, 2015
It's Everest. It should be scarier than the film's digitized blue skies and gobs of snow makeup on actors, as they sob into microphones that they've made huge mistakes. These dudes do it just because they can. And as always, pride comes before the fall.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 17, 2015
Fictionalized accounts of real tragedy are not impenetrable. James Cameron made us feel for a ship full of characters we'd never met. "Everest" can't break that seal, and it's a handicap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2015
One half of the film is a harrowing and emotionally resonate story...The other half, is a massively underdeveloped story, chalk full of celebrity heads that are thrust into a movie that offers no type of care and engagement for the audience to latch onto.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 17, 2015
...the film loses its way as quickly as the climbers lose their footing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 17, 2015
The opening text lets you know that prior to 1996, no one had died during a commercial expedition to the world's highest peak. So now you know what's coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 31, 2016
Everest is nice to watch, and pretty impressive technically. But it becomes a bit of an effort after a while, and it's always hard to deeply sympathise with the thrill-seeking western climbers.
September 26, 2015
Unfortunately, Everest's technical feats aren't matched by a subpar script from William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 17, 2015
Everest is just as competently made as [Kormákur's] two action thrillers, and yet strangely, it's also as emotionally distant and perfunctory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 17, 2015
This horribly realistic disaster movie may be set at the highest point on the planet but the drama feels surprisingly flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 17, 2015
The only thing worth talking about on the car ride home is how they assembled such an impressive cast when most of them had nothing to do but 'be cold.'
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