The Climb
The Climb (1999)

This warm-hearted drama chronicles the friendship between a troubled and picked-on 12-year-boy and an alcoholic, bad-tempered and terminally ill old neighbor. Their unlikely alliance is based on the old man's desire to die and the young… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 18, 1999
DVD Release Date: February 14, 1999
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

John Hurt, the star of The Climb, is an actor with an often staggering capacity for conveying human suffering.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

[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.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Examiner

It's properly nostalgic, beautifully made, and has a little something for everyone.

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Jason Owens
In "The Climb," a boy named Danny wants to climb a tower in order to prove to his father and the bullies that he's not a coward. He finds an old… More