First Descent Reviews

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November 24, 2011
March 22, 2011
Despite some moments of truly athletic beauty First Descent is a fairly empty sports documentary that celebrates the gloss of the lifestyle, but doesn't do much to try and get under its skin.
March 1, 2007
If you've ever wanted to get a taste of the slopes from the comfort of a movie theatre, this film will do.
May 12, 2006
February 26, 2006
If you're a diehard snowboarding freak, then welcome to your new favorite movie.
February 4, 2006
If this had been an IMAX film, it could have been even more spectacular. It could also have been forty-five minutes shorter.
December 9, 2005
Woah. Gnarly. How many times do you hear anyone say that any more? Here's a movie for those who can't get enough of snowboarding, documentaries about sports, or people whose vocabularies include "gnarly." Because "First Descent" contains all three.
December 9, 2005
The history of snowboarding as a sport might be interesting if anybody really knew anything about it, but if this movie is any indication, no one does
December 8, 2005
If you're not a fan of the sport, this docu-mercial will be mostly uphill.
December 8, 2005
The end result isn't hard to rethink as Surfer Dudes on Ice.
December 6, 2005
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December 6, 2005
Top Critic
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005
Dewable Entertainment!
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December 6, 2005
It's a good reminder why going to the local bijou is sometimes better than renting a video or DVD.
December 6, 2005
First Descent comes off as an overlong, overstuffed promo for an 'industry' that hasn't needed promoting since the movie's target audience was in diapers.
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