Director Jennifer Peedom
Starring Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe presents a compelling narrative by travel writer Robert Macfarlane in this spectacular documentary. The film traces the early days of mountaineering, a new passion marked by humanity’s quest for the sublime, succeeded by the new craze for extreme high-altitude sports. The pictures are remarkable. It’s something to seek out on the big screen.
“A movie that reaches new peaks of cinematography ” – Ed Douglas, The Guardian
Average = 7.94
Beautiful cinematography but very repetitive.
Beautiful, but marred by the pretentious triviality and macho stunts.
Impossible to score.
Loved the music and scenery.
Marvelous filming and the music fitted perfectly.
Mixed – at times sublime cinematography, other not so much.
Stunning film of ego-maniacs. Destroying the wilderness.