Beyond the Edge
Beyond the Edge (2014)

In 1953, the ascent of Everest remained the last of earth's great challenges. Standing at over 29,000ft, the world's highest mountain posed a fearsome challenge and had already claimed thirteen lives in previous expeditions. Faced… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 24, 2014
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's all rendered in 3D, with the archival footage reformatted; you'll feel the Everest chill and gape at the astonishing vistas.

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Graham Fuller
New York Daily News

Though impressively shot, the doc is a weak advertisement for 3-D.

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John Noonan
FILMINK (Australia)

Beyond The Edge brilliantly blends archival footage and reconstructions provide an engrossing, if sometimes dry, retelling of a breathtaking achievement.

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Ella Taylor
NPR

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.

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Diana Clarke
Village Voice

Like a mountaineer grappling on sheet ice, the film's focus on performance can result in a loss of footing.

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Robert Levin
amNewYork

You can't help but wonder how much more someone like Werner Herzog could have done with the story.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

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.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Pooley and cinematographer Richard Bluck bring the story to life - along with the vivid possibility of death -- and the big screen is the place to see it.

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Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

...cinematography is magnificent, the scenery stunningly beautiful, and the recreations are woven into the narrative so seamlessly that they are almost unnoticeable...one of the best mountain-climbing movies.

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