Everest (2015)
First screened in September 2015
Director: Baltasar Kormákur. Cast: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, Sam Worthington, Michael Kelly, Naoko Mori, Keira Knightley, Elizabeth Debicki, Martin Henderson, Thomas M. Wright, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Ang Phula Sherpa, Pemba Sherpa, Tom Goodman-Hill, Chris Reilly, Simon Harrison, Robin Wright, Vanessa Kirby, Tim Dantay, Todd Boyce, Mark Derwin, Justin Salinger, Micah Hauptman, Demetri Goritsas, Clive Standen. Screenplay: William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy (adapted from the book Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer).

Twitter Capsule: Not being cute when I say it's too crowded, with bigger plans than it can execute. Weirdly impersonal. Almost interesting.

VOR:   Its suppressions are its most intriguing aspect, resisting the lures toward visual majesty on the ascent or lingering sentiment as things crater. Even so, all pretty boilerplate.

Photo © 2015 Universal Pictures/Walden Media/Working Title Films/
Cross Creek Pictures/RVK Studios/Free State Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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