Directed by Baltasar Kormakur
Starring
  • Jason Clarke
  • Emily Watson
  • Sam Worthington
  • Keira Knightley
  • Josh Brolin
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Robin Wright
Screenplay by
  • William Nicholson
  • Simon Beaufoy
Genre Drama, Adventure, Biography
Certificate

12

UK Release Date 18th September 2015

Summary

On the morning of May 10, 1996, two groups of climbers attempt to summit Everest. However, they are faced with impossible odds when one of the worst storms ever in the history of Everest strikes the mountain.

Is The Plot Interesting?

The plot is the best part of the movie; it’s interesting and informative. I learnt more about Everest, like what the death zone is and where it is, watching this movie than I ever did in Geography at school.

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Is The Acting Good?

The acting is exactly what I expected… good but not amazing! While Everest doesn’t have the best performances I’ve ever seen, it does has some really good ones. I enjoyed Jake Gyllenhaal’s and Josh Brolin’s performances the most.

Is The Directing Good?

The directing is brilliant. To direct a movie on this scale is a big responsibility and Baltasar Kormakur handles it beautifully. You can tell he got the best out of everyone on set which made the movie the best it can be.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

One of the things I was looking forward to when I watched Everest was the cinematography. This movie takes the many opportunities it has for beautiful shots and shows us some breathtaking views of Everest.

Is It Worth Watching?

Everest, while not the best movie I’ve ever seen, is worth a watch. It has some breathtaking views of Everest, great directing and it really pulls you into the story of the climbers during the 1996 disaster.

4/5

You know what they say, man. It’s not the altitude, it’s the attitude.

– Jake Gyllenhaal as Scott Fischer