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Touching the Void Reviews

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

A film whose signal virtues are its focus and inherent tension still manages to trip itself up in a clutter of gratuitous details and easily avoidable blunders.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: C+

March 21, 2004
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The story is bigger and better than the movie.

January 23, 2004
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Frankly, these two talking heads come off as perhaps the dullest people who ever cheated death.

February 25, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Audiences are left stranded with some marvelous alpine photography surrounding the actors, whose athleticism is matched by their stiff--and frozen--upper lips.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

February 5, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Touching the Void is for people who want to vicariously live on the edge, braving nature at its worst from the safety of their movie theater.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2004
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Its title suggests a meet-and-greet with Ashton Kutcher.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2/4

January 22, 2004
Dave Kehr
New York Times
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Kevin Macdonald's disappointing film recounts the disastrous 1985 attempt that Joe Simpson and Simon Yates made on the 21,000 foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 22, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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For a movie like this, touching the void just isn't enough. It has to touch the audience, too.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

March 5, 2004
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

The restaging adds little to our understanding of this story.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

March 16, 2004
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

Few films have portrayed the resiliency of the human spirit with the stark realism of Touching the Void.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

February 9, 2004
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

Macdonald recognizes the power of this ordeal, and instead does all he can to get out of the story's way.

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 10, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Touching the Void is the most harrowing movie about mountain climbing I have seen, or can imagine.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

February 6, 2004
James Berardinelli
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British filmmaker Kevin Macdonald has blended elements of docudrama and documentary into a satisfying whole that will keep even the most stoic movie-goer gripping the armrest throughout.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 12, 2004
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Fun is too casual a word for the power of this movie. But there are deep pleasures to be had in that wildly perilous wrong adventure.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

January 23, 2004
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

An electrifyingly thrilling movie

| Original Score: B+

January 22, 2004
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Excruciatingly tense story of a terrible accident.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 29, 2010
Larry Carroll

This film will make you dizzy, thirsty and cold, and you might even find yourself having difficulty breathing - but you'll love every minute of it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A-

February 4, 2004
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Through their eyes, we stare desperately at the unrelenting alpine tomb and try to force ourselves to believe that doom is not inevitable.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

March 5, 2004
James Rocchi

True-tale mountaineering nightmare combines documentary remembrance and dramatic retelling for a terrifying, transcendent experience.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 4/5

February 13, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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An amazing, mind-boggling story.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

February 13, 2004
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
November 20, 2004

Boston Phoenix
February 7, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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February 20, 2004

Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2004
April 17, 2004

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