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About the Movie
The legendary climb of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and his sherpa is brought to life in this breathtaking film with spectacular visuals and never-before-seen interviews.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 24
- Fresh: 17
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This absorbing account of the first recorded summit of the world's highest mountain is a rare documentary for which re-enactments make complete sense.
Rotten: Like a mountaineer grappling on sheet ice, the film's focus on performance can result in a loss of footing.
Fresh: Recalled in the somewhat breathless History Channel-style voice-overs of the participants and their families, the journey was a triumph of guts, perseverance, endurance, ingenuity and teamwork.
Fresh: Beyond The Edge brilliantly blends archival footage and reconstructions provide an engrossing, if sometimes dry, retelling of a breathtaking achievement.
This is a good and accurate recreation of the first to reach the summit of Everest, a combination of original footage, new-cgi, original photography, and very close recreation of Tenzing and Ed. Worth watching, not much drama and real historic event.
As close to the real climb as you'll ever get
This was a very interesting documentary. Very we'll made. It really gave a deep sense of the long and arduous struggle it was to take Everest for the first time. Really great imagery and effects give a strong sense that you are there struggling alongside the original team - not knowing if what you're trying to do is really even possible. For those who fantasize about the extraordinary adventure you'll probably never really take, this is as good as it gets.
ARE THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE. THIS IS A GREAT STORY ABOUT A DREAM AND A SUCCESSFUL UNDERTAKING OF THE IMPROBABLE BY A GROUP OF MEN, AND IN THE END, TWO BECAME LEGENDS. WELL TOLD IN EVERY WAY.