The Climb

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A recent breakup fuels two friends during a long slog up a steep hill.


Critic Reviews for The Climb

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

  • Covino shows truly impressive formal control, incorporating sophisticated camerawork and tightly coiled edits while allowing time, space and rhythm - in short, the foundations of cinema - to play as equal participants in the comedy.

    Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…

    Ben Croll

    Top Critic
  • All of this might come across as little more than restless film school showmanship if Covino and Marvin didn't have such appealing onscreen chemistry, and a commitment to the chapter-based approach that basically allows them to get away with anything.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    Top Critic
  • A clever comic bromance backed by artful filmmaking.

    May 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Beautifully written and performed by the director and real-life BFF Kyle Marvin, Covino's film gets precisely the balance of dependency and denial that keeps a bad bromance afloat.

    May 17, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Top Critic
  • Covino's brilliant comedy is original and smartly entertaining: a celebration of male friendship in all its ups and downs.

    May 28, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • [Director Michael Angelo] Covini's film is a rare sight in the current panorama of American independent cinema. [Full review in Spanish]

    May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

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