The Alps
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
In the thin air above Switzerland, on the sheer rock-and-ice wall known as the Eiger, an American climber is about to embark on the most perilous and meaningful ascent he has ever undertaken: an attempt to scale the legendary mountain that took his renowned father's life. The film also celebrates the unsurpassed beauty of the Alps and the indomitable spirit of the people who live there. Viewers will get an unprecedented view complete with a ride on the high-altitude Glacier Express train, stops in enchanting mountain villages, a bungee jump off Verzasca Dam and the rare chance to… More

Available Online

Buy & Rent
Buy SD $4.99 Rent SD $3.99
- -
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An eye-popping tribute to the European range that's heaved heavenward since bulging from the Earth eons ago during continental drift."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"Even though the film was shot -- and is being shown -- in the 2-D format and not in IMAX's sometimes gimmicky 3-D one, The Alps is still not for those who have a fear of heights."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A film whose story is framed by tragedy and the haunting human obsession that followed it. And that's what makes its stunning and highly vertiginous visuals all the more dramatic and relevant to the non-climber."
‑ Carla Meyer, Sacramento Bee
"A giant screen to tell an intimate yet soaring story"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Wonderful cinematography, great music by Queen, pace suffers a bit near the end."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"With the majesty of the mountains coupled with an emotional impact as dense as tightly packed snow, The Alps is an awesome experience."
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"More than a travelogue, this chronicles a "real life story of strength, performance and passion," offering audiences alpine thrills without the element of danger."
‑ Susan Granger,
More reviews for The Alps on Rotten Tomatoes