Everest Wednesday, 08 April 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch:

    Will leave you breathless.

  • Starring:

    Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Elizabeth Debicki, Ang Phula Sherpa, Robin Wright, John Hawkes

  • Directed by:

    Baltasar Kormákur

  • Running time:

    121 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), PG (UK), NR (USA)


    People are knocked down, hit by falling people/snow, frozen to death. People fall from high mountain ledges. Avalanches. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Dead/dying/frozen people. Coughing up blood; bloody/blackened noses/faces/hands/lips, windburn. Missing toe/deformed foot, swollen hands, broken/exposed skin, blurred vision, wound-dressing. Altitude sickness (breathlessness, coughing, shaking, slurred speech, irrational behaviour). Injection, oxygen mask, IV drip, bandages. Memorial for dead/missing climbers. Deaths, accidents, cerebral/pulmonary oedema mentioned.


    Kissing. Shirtless man. A background massage advertisement shows a bare back.


    Needle used to self-administer dexamethasone (prescription drug). A man is given a box of prescription pills. Alcohol (beer, spirits).


    Frickin'. Religious references and exclamation.


    Mt Everest, expedition, climbing, acclimatisation, survival, hypothermia, frostbite, altitude sickness, exposure, Buddhism, pregnancy, adventure, tragedy, dreams, achievement, conservation/environment.


    Friends/husband killed. Airport settings. Divorce, relationship problems, depression mentioned. Avalanches, storms, thunder, lightning, severe weather, helicopters, yaks, sole of foot. Delhi belly mentioned. Some dizzying/sweeping camerawork. Brief Nepali language (no subtitles). Based on a true story.


    Bracing, nausea-inspiring, visceral, effective, ambitious, engrossing, intense, unrelenting, vertiginous, compelling, gripping, immersive, robust, sad, tragic, blunt, unpredictable, star-studded. Rock-solid cast, appealling performance from Jason Clarke, astonishingly/convincingly crafted, eye-popping visuals, crisp 3D photography, focused storytelling, unnerving/unsentimental/dramatic screenplay, emotionally draining third act.


    Frustrating. Some weak characterisation, some average CGI.

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