The Endurance (2001)
Critic Reviews for The Endurance
Fascinatingly evokes not just the gruelling, first-person details of this particular polar expedition, but the waning moments of the entire spirit of romantic, white-European Boy's Own adventurism.
Beautifully blends interviews with scholars and descendants of that crew, still photos and movie film from the trip and re-creations of the events of the voyage.
Footage from a remarkable silent documentary has been combined with new photography, music and a narration to produce an even more remarkable sound documentary.
Most of all, it is a salute to Shackleton himself, whose calm and grace under extreme pressure helped guarantee that not a single crew member would be lost.
Those who see Endurance, however, are not likely soon to forget what they see, even if they have some difficulty imagining how it could be possibly be true.
Audience Reviews for The Endurance
An incredible story wrapped in a fairly ordinary documentary. As a big fan of the history of polar exploration, I was hoping for more. But if you don't know about Ernest Shackleton, you must see this movie. Even if you do, this movie is recommended.
Not a bad retelling of the story, but very, very dry considering how intense the original occurrence was.
Yep, not the Kenneth Branaugh mini-series, this documentary is fabulous. Liam Neeson takes you on the re-telling of what was truly an impossible rescue of the Endurance crew.
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