North Face Synopsis
German and Austrian mountain climbers (Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas) scale the Eiger in 1936.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This white-knuckle adventure is a literal and metaphoric cliff-hanger that gets a spectacular foothold on an unforgiving mountain.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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A straightforward, wickedly suspenseful man-versus-nature saga of the type that rarely gets made anymore.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
These fears explain why in its scenes on the Eiger itself, North Face starts strongly and ends as unbearably riveting. They also explain...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
More than delivers on the excitement and terror of this existential flirtation with one's own mortality. Where it falters is trying to link...
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
North Face is a gripping, at times downright epic, account of men vs. mountain vs. other men (and, what the hell, one woman).
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Director Philipp Stolzl worked in the same dangerous conditions as the original climbers, and we can feel the chill and peril in our bones....
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
While the movie is never dull, its romantic fodder doesn't do justice to any period at all.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It’s a literal cliffhanger and the next worst thing to being there.
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
All the retroactively enlightened symbolism gets monotonous, and reaches an absurd apex with the introduction of a party-line newspaperman...
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
At some two hours, the film is 30 minutes too long. Cutting out the melodrama and sticking with the daring-do is the answer.
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North Face

By jcollet1
This was truly an incredible and beautifully photographed movie. It was a gripping and spellbinding tale which kept you on the edge of your seat. Although the movie was spoken entirely in German...

North Face

By jcollet1
This was truly an incredible and beautifully photographed movie. It was a gripping and spellbinding tale which kept you on the edge of your seat. Although the movie was spoken entirely in German...

worth to watch movie

By salsatango
This is a very good movie to watch ,worthed to spend your time to see a good directing,acting and every aspect of making a great movie. Critics!!! sit back and enjoy it with no ego. Well done job...

Five Word Review

By iPhoneTunez
Will See It On BluRay...

Five Word Review

By iPhoneTunez
Will See It On BluRay...

worth to watch movie

By salsatango
This is a very good movie to watch ,worthed to spend your time to see a good directing,acting and every aspect of making a great movie. Critics!!! sit back and enjoy it with no ego. Well done job...

Five Word Review

By Granny_Smith_MkUltra
sad authentic frostbitten falling death...

"North Face"--The Ogre of the Alps

By dianapaul
"North Face" (Nordwand) (2008)--The Ogre of the Alps Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful film about climbing the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi Germany...

Five Word Review

By Granny_Smith_MkUltra
sad authentic frostbitten falling death...

"North Face"--The Ogre of the Alps

By dianapaul
"North Face" (Nordwand) (2008)--The Ogre of the Alps Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful film about climbing the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi Germany...

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