Everest

Release Date: September 18th, 2015

DVD Release Date: January 19th, 2016

PG-13 |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers (Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin) from two expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.

Cast: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington

Director: Baltasar Kormákur

Genres: Adventure , Thriller , Drama

Production Co: Working Title Films, Free State Pictures, RVK Studios

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Gripping , Sacrifice , Survival , Escape , Rescue , Friend , Quest , House , Hospital , 1990s , Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The director was Baltasar Kormákur, a gifted filmmaker from Iceland who shouldn’t be blamed for a case of industrial filmmaking gone wrong — the culprits in elaborate clunkers like this are usually the producers and the studios. show more

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    While it’s impossible not to be somewhat caught up in these climbers’ life-or-death struggle, Everest is oddly uninvolving — it depicts a horrific scenario in an underwhelming, distancing way. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    With its perilous central premise and gallery of individuals some of whom are destined not to make it, you could say Everest is a disaster movie in the old Hollywood sense of the term, but it doesn't feel like one. And that's a good thing. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)