ByKyle Schroeder, writer at

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller "A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm." Hands down beautiful cinematography, sure it is an all star cast but for Everest the mountain is the main star. It is not how well the acting is or is not, the film try's to sell us on the stories of people who are involved in one horrific event. The 3D and scope of the film really does capture how difficult of an adventure climbing Mount Everest is. Being that it is a true story the film tries to milk it's facts for its drama, like Jason Clarke's character Rob Hall, who is an experienced climber who people pay to climb with to top, has a pregnant wife at home played by Keira Knightly. Or the story of Josh Brolin's character Beck Weathers who has family back home as well. So that gives it a natural drama mixed in with what see on the mountain, but the stories with so many, just feels a little short of meeting and equaling the enormousness of the film making. It is a great tribute to the stories at the same time because we learn to respect the dangers of what happened and process of even preparing for such a climb. I would say just don't expect a lot of character depth, and so even the acting never feels fake, it is just hard to hit the emotional climax that they want us to feel when the time comes. If looking for great camera direction and work for this year, this has been one of best so far this year. I give Everest an 8.0 out of 10 (B+)


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