A man vs. nature drama, Everest boasts its dazzling cinematography and terrifying action sequences.
Based on a true story, Everest depicts the events in May 1996 where eight mountain climbers were tragically killed on an expedition to top of Mount Everest. A docudrama that gives its audience thrilling and numbing results. This adventure of man vs. nature will knock the wind out of you.
Backed by a stellar cast (Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington and Emily Watson), Everest is riveting as it is exhausting. Gyllenhaal shines bright as the American Scott Fischer, as does Jason Clarke as the Aussie Rob Hall, both leading their own rival groups up the crowded mountain.
Tensions are high, while lives are at stake for making history and achieving one’s personal manifesto. Everest will leave you awed by its breathtaking summits and challenging moral composition. While at times, Everest failed to grasp the narrative scope; nevertheless, director Baltasar Kormákur's (2 Guns) stellar cast and thrilling situations are more than enough to boost the film forward. So sit back, watch Everest and believe.
Everest is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned). For intense peril and disturbing images.