The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest (2010)

Eighty-five years after George Mallory s final attempt to summit Mount Everest, The Wildest Dream explores Mallory s obsession with becoming the first person to reach the highest place on Earth. Told through the explorer s poignant and… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 6, 2010
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

An unabashedly romanticized docudrama.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It's all a bit hokey, though the mountaineering footage is often spectacular.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

The layers of narrative prove too diffuse, and there is not a good enough arc to hold a cinema audience for the duration.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

In tandem with this bang-up adventure runs Mallory's fascinating life story.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

You may not believe it's possible to bore people to death with a film about risking your life, but The Wildest Dream comes shockingly close.

Elias Savada
Film Threat

For lovers of the greatest of outdoors, The Wildest Dream is a worthy excursion, especially on the big IMAX screen.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Anker's story is remarkable.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

The movie excels not in the plentiful shots of Everest's majesty, but in its nuanced depiction of Mallory through interviews, archival footage and letters.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

It will haunt you for days. And inspire you forever.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Sundeep Bhat
"Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?" "Because it's there".....haunting and inspiring, i wish he did conquer the Everest in 1924.
Sarah Prisbylla
A really interesting story (both past and present) and amazing footage of a place that most of us will never go.