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7.12 h 1 min2015X-RayUHD12
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.
Baltasar Kormakur
Jake GyllenhaalJosh BrolinJason Clarke
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Sam WorthingtonKeira KnightleyRobin WrightEmily WatsonJohn Hawkes
Tim BevanEric FellnerBaltasar KormakurNicky Kentish BarnesBrian OliverTyler Thompson
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4.5 out of 5 stars

3765 global ratings

  1. 70% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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MatthewReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 August 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I can say that this film has done the best book I've ever read
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Having read "Into Thin Air" of which this film is based, I can say that this film has done the best book I've ever read, justice. I would strongly advise reading the book first because this will help you to get to know the real people who went through hell, and understand what really happened back in 1996. Rob Hall (Everest leader) was truly a professional who was passionate and kind at heart. He gave everything to make his company work, and to provide a truly amazing life experience for the average person. Finally, bare in mind that this film is based on a fairly lengthy book of a true event, and that takes a lot of history to get into two hours of film. The film helped bring those true events to life, and helped me understand just what it is like to be so close to death, and want to get back to those who we care about most.
17 people found this helpful
FilmgeezerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 April 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Vistas, Captures the Trepidation
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A good film which manages to tackle the enormous challenge of making a convincing tale of a mountain ascent. The cast is strong, there are great vistas of Everest and the film captures the mounting trepidation as the day of ascent approaches. On the climb itself, you just know that by 3pm, nobody who is not already on their way down is going to survive. If you enjoy this type of film, you might want to check out "Lost On Everest - The Search For Mallory & Irvine" and "North Face", the latter being a great film about ascent of the Eiger.
6 people found this helpful
AngieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 January 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliantly put together
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This was such a good film, so sensitively done, both in it's character build up and in it's detailing of each individuals fate. The backdrops and sets were fantastic, absolutely stunning and where they weren't at everest they were very realistically built.
The actors were convincing and had real belief in their characters. The script was so well done and the pace set exactly right.
It really is well worth a look. I'm sure any viewer will be transfixed to the screen as I was.
Thomas H.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 February 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good film - slower pace than trailer suggests
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Based on a true story this film follows a group of climbers as they attempt to traverse Everest. This film is full of detail about the acclimatisation process, the need for climbing companies to set ropes and drop oxygen canisters at various locations up Everest. I certainly felt I'd learned a lot after watching the film. Not to give anything away I thought this film was a lot more slow paced than the trailer suggests.

I did enjoy it and I would recommend it.
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Toby GloverReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 May 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Engrossing and dramatic.
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I was glued to the screen from the first minute of Everest. Having hiked in the himalayas myself I enjoyed seeing familiar settings and immediately cared about the relatable charactets setting out on this mammoth taks of summitting Everest. There is a fantastic ensemble cast and the twists and turns are expertly dramatised. Knowing this is based on a true story made me even more invested in the wellbeing of the characters. I thoroughly recommend this movie.
Nick in BurtonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 May 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Well worth your time
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This is well worth seeing. A spectacular and well-filmed account of an ill-fated ascent of Everest, based on true accounts. Good ensemble acting, with Emily Watson and Keira Knightley in small but important supporting roles.Some of the "real-life" characters make an appearance in one of the Bonus Material films, which is interesting. (Despite Amazon's billing, don't expect to see much of Tom Goodman-Hill - you'll only catch him as an extra in the background!) You get a very good sense of how dangerous and unwelcoming the surroundings are: don't try this at home, folks! But I share the criticism voiced elsewhere that it's sometimes difficult to make out who is who, especially as they all have parkas, goggles and frozen faces. But overall, recommended.
Y. AshmanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 January 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent film that charts the tragic journey of a group ...
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Excellent film that charts the tragic journey of a group of climbers attempting Everest for various reasons. Rivetting, compelling and terrifying, the film reads more as a documentary than a fictional recreation with solid acting throughout from this ensemble cast who convey the sheer stupidity and greed of the irresponsible climb guides, and the recklessness of people too stupid or ignorant to know the peril they were climbing in to. I don't know how factual are the events portrayed on screen, but there seems to be no overwrought exploitation of the situation shown here, rather a careful examination of the actions and attitudes of all involved and the disastrous consequences of the choices made. Wonderfully filmed. Difficult to watch. Totally engrossing and ultimately heartbreaking, Everest is a spellbinding experience to watch in 2 or 3D.
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Big Bad PenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 January 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Major Lip Synch Issues On 4K Version
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***This review is for the 4K Ultra HD version***

Great film and picture, let down by the fact that from about 60 mins in, the lip-sync goes completely whacko, not just by a split second but by about 4 or 5 seconds. Not a player/TV/AV amp synch issue as other 4K discs work fine and we switched to the Blu-ray which was also fine. Putting the 4K disc on again afterwards and skipping to that point the synch picked again so something amiss with the calibration at that point.

Considering RMA as you shouldn't have to switch a disc off and on half-way through so the sound works correctly.

Four stars for the movie, zero stars for the technical presentation.
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