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Free Solo Reviews

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December 9, 2018
Convincingly scary, mind-blowing and beyond amazement...wondrous and imaginative in its breath-taking depths to profile the intrigue and insanity of one seemingly indestructible man willing to reach the impossible human limits of life-and-death glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 9, 2018
This is a documentary blessed with a giddy combination of nigh perfect elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 6, 2018
Free Solo is about getting dangerously close to the edge, where some people feel most alive. We get to experience that thrill secondhand, and that's enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2018
The sense of depth and scope in Vasarhelyi and Chin's visual storytelling is simply jaw-dropping.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 6, 2018
[Alex Honnold] climbs New York skyscrapers for fun and seems to attain a zen-like calm when clinging to the sides of terrifying precipices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2018
Stunningly filmed and filled with compelling personalities, Free Solo is centered around a monumental act of unfathomable strength and will that even existentially obsessed Werner Herzog would be proud of.
November 30, 2018
It's scary to watch, but absolutely riveting.
November 28, 2018
Free Solo is sublime - its reality is so awesome that it dwarfs you.
November 26, 2018
Alex embodies such a sad and vapid posture towards life, death, meaning and love, all of which the film tacitly celebrates...He overcame the obstacle of caring about his girlfriend and the people around him so he could do something he thought was cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 26, 2018
...stunning cinematography in chronicling star rock climber Honnolds' career and his rise to the peak (so far). What's thought-provoking is [the] focus not just on the physical but the psyche of those involved...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 20, 2018
A breathtaking portrait of a man engaged in arguably the most dangerous sport in the world.
November 16, 2018
It's impossible not to be riveted and spellbound by the beauty of man versus Mother Nature. . .and himself.
November 1, 2018
It all culminates in a pulsing ascent that demands to be witnessed on the big screen, resulting in a deeply thrilling and deeply human exploration of our most insane impulses.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 1, 2018
The fraught, taut action movie of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 1, 2018
This plays out with as much (or more) suspense than any conventional thriller as the cameras capture every step of Alex's ascent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 1, 2018
Human Drama Grounds "Solo."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
October 31, 2018
The climb itself is incredibly intense. Cameraman Mikey Schaefer, on the ground, can't bear to look at the more dangerous parts of the climb. For a vertigo-inducing look at a really dangerous climb, Free Solo is a real rush.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 31, 2018
Honnold's whole being is an existential equation. His only means of survival is to remain completely dedicated to each single nanosecond, and his exact place in the universe. He must Be. Or not Be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 27, 2018
A Daredevil Does His Thing
Full Review | Original Score: 5
October 26, 2018
By removing any "extreme for extreme sake" motivations from the conversation, Free Solo's climax becomes a breathtaking, vertigo-inducing, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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