Free Solo Reviews

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July 24, 2020
The documentary feels more like a gripping piece of television than a fully fleshed out feature-film narrative. ... Either way, the athletic feat is undeniably impressive and the footage is inherently breathtaking.
July 1, 2020
Free Solo ... is a vertiginous puzzle both visually and conceptually.
July 1, 2020
In the end, it feels like a privilege to be a part of his process and experience even a fraction of his journey... from the relative comfort and safety of our seat.
June 30, 2020
About passion and obsession, dealing with fear and striving for grandeur, pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
June 19, 2020
What type of risks make life worthwhile? And how many times can you say "Oh my god oh my god oh my god" to yourself while watching a movie?
March 3, 2020
This awe-inspiring National Geographic documentary is as much a celebration of U.S. parks and wilderness as it is a record of one of the most audacious feats in the history of mountaineering.
January 3, 2020
Free Solo is a breathtaking film that not only delves into Alex's motivations, but the feelings of the people around him.
August 2, 2019
The film ends with an incredibly captured climbing sequence that is rooted in character.
June 3, 2019
Hannold's ultimately selfish act of recklessness is given a hagiographic treatment that feels both irresponsible and emotionally dishonest.
May 28, 2019
Free Solo's value relies basically on its technical difficulties, but without obstacles, fear or doubts, the narrative ends up in need of strength. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 19, 2019
Free Solo is a thrillingly entertaining film, filled with unexpected set-backs and triumphs, as well as an appealing personal portrait of a rare and supremely gifted human being.
April 15, 2019
Please go see Free Solo on the biggest screen possible, those of you who've climbed the Lions and the Chief, and yes, those of you who rarely leave the couch.
April 12, 2019
There were times during the film that I feared I was watching something like Werner Herzog's pathbreaking Grizzly Man. But Free Solo has none of that film's nihilism, although Alex Honnold in many ways is a Herzogian hero.
April 11, 2019
Expect stunning visuals, plenty of drama.
April 5, 2019
You get to experience all of the dangers inching up the granite wall without ropes...This is a revealing biography of what makes this free soloist climber tick.
April 3, 2019
Like Alex Honnold himself, Free Solo is straightforward, honest, humble and confident, with a grip of steel.
March 30, 2019
There's a lot of depth to the film. It's more than just a man taking on the impossible. We get inside Honnold's headspace, which, in turn, causes us to rethink our approach to our own obstacles in life.
March 12, 2019
Honnold's journey elicits audience-wide gasps, mixed in with an "Oh, my God" or two.
March 8, 2019
[Directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhely and Jimmy Chin] have created something we can all buy into emotionally.
March 7, 2019
"An insane chronicle superbly photographed and edited".
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