The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
An unabashedly romanticized docudrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
August 27, 2010
In tandem with this bang-up adventure runs Mallory's fascinating life story.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 27, 2010
Anker's story is remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 13, 2010
It's all a bit hokey, though the mountaineering footage is often spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 6, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
August 6, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
August 6, 2010
It's about a love triangle -- unusual because the home-wrecking third party is the largest mountain in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 6, 2010
Though Anker's personal story turns out to be of considerable interest, it is Mallory's that is the most compelling and stays with us longest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 6, 2010
There's plenty of suspense in The Wildest Dream, along with some breathtaking photography...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 5, 2010
Takes audiences on an awe-inspiring, nail-biting climb toward the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
August 5, 2010
A study in gilding the lily, and talking down to an audience that shouldn't need this much overstatement.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
August 4, 2010
There's inherent drama in watching a person amble up a mountain, but it's an act of bad faith to oversell a stunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Brian Miller
Village Voice
August 3, 2010
Everest looks suitably majestic in this IMAX documentary, though five different expeditions on the peak are awkwardly cobbled into one dubious narrative.