The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest Reviews

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Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
An unabashedly romanticized docudrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 1, 2011
The layers of narrative prove too diffuse, and there is not a good enough arc to hold a cinema audience for the duration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Elias Savada
Film Threat
October 15, 2010
For lovers of the greatest of outdoors, The Wildest Dream is a worthy excursion, especially on the big IMAX screen.
| Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
September 29, 2010
It will haunt you for days. And inspire you forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 29, 2010
This hybrid movie combines scenic cinematography, documentary and two very different dramatic recreations of a historical event to tell a fascinating story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cath Clarke
Guardian
September 23, 2010
With the exception of some TV-duff recreations and CSI-style razzle-dazzle it is fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emma Dibdin
Total Film
September 23, 2010
You'll be sweaty-palmed and mildly nauseous -- in the very best way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Smith
Radio Times
September 23, 2010
The photography is suitably spectacular and there's a starry voice cast...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 2, 2010
Respectable but often dry and dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September 2, 2010
The Wildest Dream is an often gripping account of the men who dare to climb toward heaven, and sometimes pay the ultimate price.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
August 27, 2010
In tandem with this bang-up adventure runs Mallory's fascinating life story.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 27, 2010
Anker's story is remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 13, 2010
It's all a bit hokey, though the mountaineering footage is often spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Verniere
Boston Herald
August 13, 2010
The film skillfully mixes exposition, including Mallory and his wife Ruth's letters read aloud, re-creations, interviews, amazing archival footage and still images of stunning nature photography.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 13, 2010
What really brings the past alive in The Wildest Dream is those glorious voices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine
August 12, 2010
Screenwriter Mark Halliley has caught Mallory's passionate obsession and Geffen and his camera team have captured the majesty of the mountain.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 6, 2010
Geffen captures stunning images of the mountain as he follows Anker and Houlding in Mallory's footsteps.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 6, 2010
You may not believe it's possible to bore people to death with a film about risking your life, but The Wildest Dream comes shockingly close.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
August 6, 2010
The movie excels not in the plentiful shots of Everest's majesty, but in its nuanced depiction of Mallory through interviews, archival footage and letters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
August 6, 2010
It's about a love triangle -- unusual because the home-wrecking third party is the largest mountain in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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