Touching the Void Reviews

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January 23, 2019
In the right hands, a docudrama can deliver all the excitement, emotion and storytelling of the very best feature films -- and director Kevin Macdonald has done that with startling clarity in the mountaineering adventure Touching the Void.
December 29, 2010
Excruciatingly tense story of a terrible accident.
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.
August 9, 2009
"Touching the Void" towers above the rest of that rarest of all film genres, the docudrama.
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.
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.
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.
March 5, 2005
It's certainly a far better thriller than anything Hollywood has churned out lately.
October 7, 2004
This is a gripping tale of courage and survival with gorgeous cinematography.
October 6, 2004
With his new film Macdonald has achieved, if not physical elevation, then at least spiritual soaring.
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.
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.
June 21, 2004
A combinação de depoimentos e reencenações extremamente realistas transformam este "docudrama" em um filme tenso, emocionante e inspirador.
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.
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