Touching the Void - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Touching the Void Reviews

Page 1 of 7
March 21, 2004
A film whose signal virtues are its focus and inherent tension still manages to trip itself up in a clutter of gratuitous details and easily avoidable blunders.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 23, 2004
The story is bigger and better than the movie.
February 25, 2004
Frankly, these two talking heads come off as perhaps the dullest people who ever cheated death.
February 5, 2004
Audiences are left stranded with some marvelous alpine photography surrounding the actors, whose athleticism is matched by their stiff--and frozen--upper lips.
March 17, 2004
Touching the Void is for people who want to vicariously live on the edge, braving nature at its worst from the safety of their movie theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 22, 2004
Its title suggests a meet-and-greet with Ashton Kutcher.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 22, 2004
Kevin Macdonald's disappointing film recounts the disastrous 1985 attempt that Joe Simpson and Simon Yates made on the 21,000 foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 5, 2004
For a movie like this, touching the void just isn't enough. It has to touch the audience, too.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 16, 2004
The restaging adds little to our understanding of this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2004
Few films have portrayed the resiliency of the human spirit with the stark realism of Touching the Void.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 10, 2004
Macdonald recognizes the power of this ordeal, and instead does all he can to get out of the story's way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 6, 2004
Touching the Void is the most harrowing movie about mountain climbing I have seen, or can imagine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 12, 2004
British filmmaker Kevin Macdonald has blended elements of docudrama and documentary into a satisfying whole that will keep even the most stoic movie-goer gripping the armrest throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 23, 2004
Fun is too casual a word for the power of this movie. But there are deep pleasures to be had in that wildly perilous wrong adventure.
January 22, 2004
An electrifyingly thrilling movie
Read More | Original Score: B+
December 29, 2010
Excruciatingly tense story of a terrible accident.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 4, 2004
This film will make you dizzy, thirsty and cold, and you might even find yourself having difficulty breathing - but you'll love every minute of it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 5, 2004
Through their eyes, we stare desperately at the unrelenting alpine tomb and try to force ourselves to believe that doom is not inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 13, 2004
True-tale mountaineering nightmare combines documentary remembrance and dramatic retelling for a terrifying, transcendent experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2004
An amazing, mind-boggling story.
Page 1 of 7