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: July 4, 2014
DVD Release Date: November 24, 2014
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Critic Score: 71% 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.

Graham Fuller
New York Daily News

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

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John Fink
The Film Stage

The recreations are excellent, right down the props, visual effects and costumes, unlike a great deal of History Channel documentaries.

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Ella Taylor

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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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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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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Russell Baillie
New Zealand Herald

Just as she did with her great The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, director Leanne Pooley's work neatly refreshes our appreciation of a local legend.

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Ian Walker
An inspirational and often awe inspiring look at the British expedition in 1953 to conquer Mount Everest. Showing the true courage and bravery of those who… More