• The Climb (2020)

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The Climb

Release Date: July 17th, 2020

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Kyle and Mike are best friends who share a close bond until Mike sleeps with Kyle's fiance. The Climb is about a tumultuous but enduring relationship between two men across many years of laughter, heartbreak and rage. It is also the story of real-life best friends who turn their profound connection into a rich, humane and frequently uproarious film about the boundaries (or lack thereof) in all close friendships.

Cast: Talia Balsam, George Wendt, Judith Godrèche, Gayle Rankin, Kyle Marvin, Michael Angelo Covino

Director: Michael Angelo Covino

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Production Co: Topic Studios

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    The script intelligently dishes out key information in each vignette, with the scenes separated by major narrative ellipses that force the viewer to work a little in order to figure things out. show more

  • 80
    Jonathan RomneyScreen International

    Kuperstein’s roaming camera may sometimes overwhelm the film with its artful choreography, but generally manages to take the viewer by surprise – as does a comic narrative which constantly takes unexpected turns. show more

  • 75
    Brad WheelerThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Cleverly structured and popping with realistic dialogue, The Climb is a bromance comedy of uncommonly high aspirations. show more

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