The Climb
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Directed by Bob Swaim, The Climb chronicles the efforts of a father and son trying to prove their bravery. Set in the 1950's and shot in New Zealand, 12-year-old Danny (Gregory Smith) is determined to reach the highest point of the town, which, in this case, is a 203-foot radio tower. The tower in question, however, is scheduled to be demolished due to the accidents created by kids who had already attempted the climb. Despite the danger, Danny (Smith) feels that climbing the tower would prove once and for all that his father is not the cowardly war-dodger he's reputed to be, and that… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"John Hurt, the star of The Climb, is an actor with an often staggering capacity for conveying human suffering."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"[John] Hurt infuses the part with wicked humor, a mix of wisdom and despair. He creates a beautiful portrait of a man who can't wait to be done with life."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's properly nostalgic, beautifully made, and has a little something for everyone."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Examiner
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