Free Solo Reviews

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December 12, 2018
The climactic sequence is beyond jaw-dropping.
December 10, 2018
In short, don't miss this. It's riveting nonfiction entertainment for the widest general audience. That this movie even exists defies all probability.
December 10, 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.
December 10, 2018
This is a documentary blessed with a giddy combination of nigh perfect elements.
December 10, 2018
Free Solo is as insightful as it is exhilarating.
December 7, 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.
December 7, 2018
The sense of depth and scope in Vasarhelyi and Chin's visual storytelling is simply jaw-dropping.
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.
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 29, 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.
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...
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.
November 1, 2018
The fraught, taut action movie of the year.
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.
November 1, 2018
Human Drama Grounds "Solo."
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.
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