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Touching the Void Reviews

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December 29, 2010
Excruciatingly tense story of a terrible accident.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 4, 2010
"Void" plummets into the nucleus of instinct and consciousness - survival a near-primordial pursuit beyond bravery or weakness. It concocts no comfort about what was gained, but stares in transfixed, unforgettable awe at the horror of all that was lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 9, 2009
"Touching the Void" towers above the rest of that rarest of all film genres, the docudrama.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
August 7, 2008
This harrowing, white-knuckle tale of human endurance and gut-wrenching dilemma mingles the dramatization of these events and interviews with both climbers into an unforgettable, sometimes comically deadpan nightmare.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 26, 2007
Touching the Void leaves you emotionally and physically spent, and grateful it was only a movie, not a mountain, you had to endure.
March 26, 2007
Awesome and harrowing.
April 1, 2006
A slow starter which builds into a chilling depiction of the agonising disintegration of body and mind as they are exposed to the elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2006
As a meditation on extreme human endeavour, character, friendship and the mysteries revealed by facing death, it provides much food for thought.
May 4, 2005
About a primal war waged by man against both himself and the natural world that surrounds him.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 5, 2005
It's certainly a far better thriller than anything Hollywood has churned out lately.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2004
This is a gripping tale of courage and survival with gorgeous cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 6, 2004
With his new film Macdonald has achieved, if not physical elevation, then at least spiritual soaring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 7, 2004
Most movies of this type re-create the action far from the actual scene of the crime, but Macdonald has invented a new subgenre: a docudrama in which the docu and the drama are equally authentic.
August 1, 2004
The facts drop away, and it becomes impossible not to read the movie symbolically -- as a journey to the center of the earth, or farther still.
June 28, 2004
Illustrates the inherent human instinct to self-preserve.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 22, 2004
Forget those Hollywood movies about extreme sports. MacDonald...has created a thrilling picture about a high-risk sport based on a true story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 21, 2004
A combinação de depoimentos e reencenações extremamente realistas transformam este "docudrama" em um filme tenso, emocionante e inspirador.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 22, 2004
if you've considered heading for the high ground, the movie might steer you toward a less taxing hobby -- perhaps chainsaw-juggling or organizing piranha water ballets.
May 18, 2004
If I said this is about the adventures of three guys on a mountain, you'd probably go to the next page. But if I said it will have you on the edge of your seat, you might go.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
April 22, 2004
Forget Cast Away. Forget Alive. Touching the Void may be the most harrowing, dazzling, haunting survival story ever filmed.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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