Seven Years in Tibet
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Jean-Jacques Annaud (The Name of the Rose, Quest for Fire) directed this Becky Johnston adaptation of Heinrich Harrer. In 1943, an Austrian mountain climber-skier (Brad Pitt) escapes from a British internment camp in India, travels over the… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 8, 1997
DVD Release Date: April 7, 1998
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Mike Clark
USA Today

Pitt is no disgrace but is blown off the screen by a bright-eyed adolescent actor.

Luke Y. Thompson

I was expecting the worst -- everyone calls this film "Seven Hours in a Theater." But really, it's pretty good

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Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

A movie that makes molasses look fast.

Michael Dequina

Pitt is smiling, taking his shirt off, brushing his blond locks with his hands, striking poses against the picturesque scenery--in short, being Brad Pitt.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Failed to convince me that Harrer moved from a self-absorbed bigot to an enlightened being, especially since his memoir never mentioned his Nazi past.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Ainda tenho aquela sensação de que poderia ter me emocionado muito com esta história.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Part road picture, part epic, and part spiritual journey, Seven Years in Tibet is a beautiful film with a story so typical-yet-unusual that it could only have come from autobiography.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Most will likely forget about Seven Years in Tibet soon after viewing since the filmmakers have focussed on less interesting aspects

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An egotistical Austrian undergoes a spiritual transformation through his contact with Tibetan Buddhists.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
At the end of the world his real journey began. Great Film! The film has a great amount of interesting facts, and takes place in the 1930's through… More
Bruce Bruce
This is a Film From the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival, I remember seeing this one on the big screen and have watched it several times since, this… More
Kevin M. Williams
Pitt's terrible Austrian accent and shallow pretty boy role play are hidden as its coincidentally perfect for the jerk he plays, but such happenstance… More
Candy Rose
This is a long one. Based on a true story about an Austrian mountaineer. Brad tries to climate the Himalayas and is imprisoned in a prisoner of war camp. He… More
Mike S
Dazzling locations, swindling heights and breathtaking cinematography. A highly captivating film experience, even if the story lacks a clear and proper goal. We… More
Lady D'arbanville
Not exactly what I thought this film would be, but having a spiritual side I enjoyed the journey and of course a view of the place I would love to see more than… More