Touching the Void Reviews

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.
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.
March 16, 2004
The restaging adds little to our understanding of this story.
March 5, 2004
For a movie like this, touching the void just isn't enough. It has to touch the audience, too.
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.
January 23, 2004
The story is bigger and better than the movie.
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.
January 22, 2004
Its title suggests a meet-and-greet with Ashton Kutcher.