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      The Climb

      PG 2002 1 hr. 38 min. Drama List
      Reviews 72% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A greedy tycoon (Dabney Coleman) sponsors a hotshot (Jason George) and a cautious widower (Ned Vaughn) to scale a perilous mountain in the Andes. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Oh dear. So many problems with this movie. Where to start? The Story: The story was predictable, and I think I saw every single plot twist coming. The acting: Ooooooooh it's awful. The morale: It's about as subtle as having an anvil dropped down your throat. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow! Thought-provoking, and intense... A good reminder of what's important in life. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm not a huge fan of rock climbing, but, as an entertainment lover, I find that a good yarn, be it cinematic, literary, or otherwise, can be interesting even if the subject matter by itself may not be. "The Climb" is the story of two mountaineers who are able to fulfill a lifelong dream: climbing a notoriously treacherous mountain in Chile. To do that, though, they have to overcome their personal issues, both with each other and the world around them. What was great about the film? The story, scenery, and acting, for starters. "The Climb" is a Christian film, and, though faith in God is openly discussed, it isn't presented ridiculously, as it was in "C Me Dance". As a Christian, I'm glad to see a well-made film that promotes such values; it largely has the feel of the Kendrick brothers' movies: "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof," and "Courageous". On a more negative note, "The Climb" is definitely not for young children. Aside from the "thematic material" that the MPAA warned about, there is also peril, emotional intensity, and brief violence in this film. For this reason, it's hard to recommend it to anyone under eleven. Also, the built-in English subtitles had some rather egregious typos. The biggest complaint, however, is that, unless you're a rock-climbing fanatic, there's little to interest movie watchers in multiple viewings of "The Climb". So, my thoughts? If you're looking for movies to add to your church's library, or need something to tide you over until the Kendricks make another flick, then this is definitely for you; however, most folks, including those in the latter category, should stick to renting it from their local library or video store. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A classic. And that opinion has nothing to do with the fact that I directed it, and am proud of all who worked on it, and am trying to just get that audience rating up higher. Honest. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member : amazing! a very satisfying and very stirring film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member This was a thriller that built up to a climax of action and drama combined. Really makes you think about what's really more important. Did they mention that Clifton Davis has a role in this, too? Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle Rated: 1.5/5 Mar 10, 2003 Full Review Chris Hewitt St. Paul Pioneer Press When most movies are selling it loud and fast, this one sneaks in a message that seems revolutionary for its quiet confidence that you can't make it to the top without something to believe in. Feb 26, 2002 Full Review Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer ... offers a realistic view of the world that may surprise people who haven't seen a Christian film lately. Feb 26, 2002 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Thankfully this is a far cry from apocolyptic nonsense like Left Behind, and while the religion can get thick, it's not generally the focus of the film. Rated: 2.5/5 Feb 25, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A greedy tycoon (Dabney Coleman) sponsors a hotshot (Jason George) and a cautious widower (Ned Vaughn) to scale a perilous mountain in the Andes.
      Director
      John Schmidt
      Executive Producer
      Roger Flessing
      Screenwriter
      Robert Pierce, Patrick Egan
      Production Co
      Dean River Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 6, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $78.7K
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