Sherpa Reviews

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April 9, 2019
Simultaneously arthouse-beautiful and fiercely political, this will set jaws agape both through its stunning imagery and its objective portrayal of its complex cast of interviewees.
April 8, 2019
The blend of slow motion imagery and accelerated time lapse photography along with the use of multiple cameras instils Sherpa with an evolving vibrancy, reinforced by a stirring orchestral score which heaps ever more emotion on knife edge proceedings.
March 6, 2019
The Sherpas hit the cutting room floor in most Everest movies. Not this time.
September 12, 2017
In [Jennifer] Peedom's film we see a mountain that is both workplace and sacred site, integral to both the economic livelihood and the religious beliefs of the surrounding Sherpa community.
August 14, 2017
Through terrific nature photography from Renan Ozturk, Hugh Miller, and Ken Sauls, [Jennifer] Peedom has captured anew the wonder of Everest.
July 19, 2017
Cinema is full of representations of the landscape that inspire terror.... Jennifer Peedom's Sherpa is the most recent of that canon: it is a climbing film, an Australian film and a documentary about the deadliest day in Everest's history.
May 14, 2016
A prime example of right-time/right-place documentary making.
April 22, 2016
Jennifer Peedom delivers a fascinating mixture of local drama and globalised clash of cultures.
April 7, 2016
The result is an Everest film for thinking people that is both thrilling and exhilarating, a real must-see.
April 7, 2016
Sherpa has little desire in hammering any particular message home, beyond offering a window into a seldom-seen culture.
April 6, 2016
Sherpa repeatedly depicts, with an obvious empathy, Everest's conflicting elements ... No matter how high someone stands, the world's harsh realities are always present.
April 6, 2016
This sobering, revealing and appreciably raw documentary presents a very different picture of what happens up on Mount Everest during peak climbing periods.
April 1, 2016
Sherpa is different and arresting: it's an old-fashioned documentary that allows the participants to tell their stories.
March 31, 2016
Documentary director Jen Peedom chronicles an industrial dispute like no other in her thoughtful account of high risk at high altitude, Sherpa.
March 30, 2016
The single most effective element to Sherpa is Renan Ozturk's cinematography.
March 27, 2016
Documentary is a fascinating genre: it can lead filmmakers to unexpected places and smartly opportunistic filmmakers (in the best sense), will take advantage of such opportunities. This is such a case. This is such a film
March 27, 2016
My criticism lies in the fact that Peedom has included every potential controversy instead of concentrating on ... the integral role of the Sherpa and the 360 million dollar tourist industry it enables
March 25, 2016
Sherpa is an accomplished, gripping film.
February 4, 2016
Sherpa is an absorbing, compelling and eye-opening piece of work that sheds new light on a struggle we rarely witness on the daunting Mount Everest.
January 20, 2016
Without [the director's] bond to Tashi - and as a result his family and the wider Sherpa community - the film would lack the personal essence that makes it more than just another mountain-climbing doc and something far richer and more satisfying.
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