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Awesome moving movie on the power of the human spirit and the ability to survive against all odds. All the more remarkable that it was based on a true story. Well worth watching - very motivating and puts your own struggles in perspective.
Nothing flashy, just a well told harrowing story which makes compulsive viewing. I ended up both disliking and admiring Joe. P.S. If you don't want your kids to be mountain climbers show them this film!
Two guys climb a mountain. One comes down. The other has died in a tragic fall. End of story. And a good film. But a better film would be if the other guy didn't really die but somehow survived without... Read more anyone knowing. Then he could crawl his way alone inch by inch over the toughest terrain and under the hardest conditions to an improbable rescue. Those who will love this film: All climbers, real men, companies that sell glacial water in small plastic bottles. Those who will dislike this film: Asthmatics, anyone who can't take pain - I mean REAL pain. Classic scene: The two climbers voice-over the stats that 80% of all mountaineering deaths take place on the descent and not during the ascent. We just know these two are going to make it 82%.
It's the pure story that gives this documentary its power. But the special features take this dvd to a higher level. The drama of the feature is tempered by the personalities that emerge as the 'behind... Read more the scenes' featurette reveal the real climbers and the effects the actual experience has had on them compared with the effects the story has had on them. Viewing the documentary without viewing the special features is like watching only half the movie.
A documentary with the real participants narrating and actors re-constructing the action. It kept my attention all the way through and doesn't have the hollywood hype and dwelling on unnecessary emotional... Read more wailing that "reality shows" usually have.
Enjoyed this movie/documentary. Incredible story of survival I believe the book is even more riveting What people do for fun is unbeleivable .
I didn't think I would really enjoy this documentary style movie, but it surprised me. The story is amazing and well told.
Gripping story well told. Entertaining for those with a love of the outdoors.
A powerful documentary/drama re-enacting a fateful climb in the Andes by two British climbers. An incredible, emotive story - riveting viewing.
Gripping documentary style movie about the real life climbing experience of 2 young and fairly inexperienced climbers in their bid to conquer unchartered territories. Even if you're not into climbing... Read more, this movie was very well made and told so highly entertaining and enjoyable.