• 2015
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Vanessa Kirby, Sam Worthington, Robin Wright, Clive Standen, Tom Goodman-Hill, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Tom Wright, Michael Kelly, Micah Hauptman
  • UK release: 18 September 2015

Professional climbers Rob Hall (Clarke) and Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal) lead rival groups of extreme sports tourists up the world's highest mountain, with disastrous consequences. The actors are so bundled up that the dialogue is at times incomprehensible and the characters hard to tell apart, but despite a dragging first act it's a visually awesome and brutally effective weepie, Knightley in particular being very good.

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(2015-UK/USA/Iceland) [12A] - 121mins

Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley and Robin Wright star in this nail-bitingly gripping film inspired by the incredible true story of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. In May 1996 a group of climbers started their ascent but were tragically unprepared for an intense blizzard, which enveloped them and resulted in terrifying catastrophe. Documented afterwards by journalist Jon Krakauer (who was part of the party) and the other climbers, the stories of tragedy and survival are brilliantly depicted by the superb ensemble cast in this taut, suspenseful and thrilling drama.

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14 Sep 20153 stars

Stirring and star-studded disaster movie that suffers from rather thinly drawn characters

Part of the disaster-on-a-mountain sub-genre, Everest offers awesome, stomach-flipping visuals (seeing it on an IMAX screen in 3D is definitely called for) that will take some beating when the visual effects gongs get dished out. If it’s vertiginous…

Sam Worthington and Robin Wright join Everest

25 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Sam Worthington and Robin Wright will join the cast of 'Everest'. The 37-year-old actor - who is known for his portrayal of Jake Sully in 'Avatar' - and the 'House of Cards' actress - who won a Golden Globe Award for her part of Claire Underwood - will…

Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal to star in Everest

18 Jul 2013

Film gossip

Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal are in negotiations to star in 'Everest'. The Hollywood actors have been eyed up by director Baltasar Kormákur - known for upcoming movie '2 Guns' - for the lead roles in the disaster drama film, inspired by the 1996…

Everest -- Official Trailer

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