Free Solo Reviews

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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.
March 5, 2019
The visuals are stunning, offering head-spinning views with the comfort of total safety.
March 4, 2019
Free a jaw-dropper, both in what is documented and its visual impact.
February 26, 2019
A visually dizzying but also thought-provoking film about one man's pinnacle of achievement.
February 8, 2019
Impressive... But the question for me remains: Why on earth would anybody do this?
January 23, 2019
There is something epic and disturbing about Honnold's singularity, his desire to be the one person on the planet who can do something that no one else can.
December 26, 2018
It's scary and exhilarating stuff.
December 20, 2018
Is it strange when the wholehearted pursuit of a singular and spectacular achievement inspires pity and fear more than awe?
December 14, 2018
The deftly captured footage of Honnold's preparation with ropes (he falls often), and his execution without, is consistently difficult to watch without flinching. I barely exhaled for the duration of the film.
December 13, 2018
A mountain's mass and a man's resolve become symbiotically overpowering.
December 13, 2018
I spent most of this film with my jaw on the floor.
December 12, 2018
It's an amazing piece of cinema.
December 12, 2018
A geological love letter to manspreading.
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.
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.
October 22, 2018
Do you have vertigo? Get dizzy easily? No? Good. Then you're in for an amazing, exhilarating climb to the top.
October 18, 2018
The tensions inherent in Honnold's singular life are many. "Free Solo" gives you just enough of that life on terra firma to make the heights truly dazzling.
October 12, 2018
Honnold's incredible skill is part of what makes "Free Solo" great, but another part of the equation is Chin's daredevil photography.
October 11, 2018
You don't have to be a fan of rock climbing to love Free Solo.
October 10, 2018
Despite the gravity-defying cinematography and alpine setting, "Free Solo" transcends the climbing world and intimately examines something universal.
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