The Alps
The Alps (2007)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 30, 2007
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

An eye-popping tribute to the European range that's heaved heavenward since bulging from the Earth eons ago during continental drift.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

With the majesty of the mountains coupled with an emotional impact as dense as tightly packed snow, The Alps is an awesome experience.

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Susan Granger

More than a travelogue, this chronicles a "real life story of strength, performance and passion," offering audiences alpine thrills without the element of danger.

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Michael Janusonis
Orlando Weekly

By focusing on one man, [the flimmakers have] made The Alps a very personal experience. Because of that, the audience can project a personality for the mountain as well, and it's a menacing one.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

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.

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Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee

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.

Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A giant screen to tell an intimate yet soaring story

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Wonderful cinematography, great music by Queen, pace suffers a bit near the end.

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