“A by-the-numbers adventure” Everest review

EVEREST   (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Baltasar Kormakur  

Music: Dario Marianelli

Starring: Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Watson


REVIEW AUTHOR: Adam Brannon

Copyright: Universal Pictures

Copyright: Universal Pictures

The 1996 Everest disaster remains one of the greatest true stories to have ever been told. From made-for-TV movies to award-winning documentaries, it appears that audiences simply cannot get enough of this tale of survival.

Now, Universal Pictures ends its record-breaking summer campaign with Everest, a high-budget thriller based on those events in 1996. But does it get the balance between all-out spectacle and human characterisation spot on? Continue reading