The Summit Synopsis
Events resulted in the deaths of 11 people on Mount Everest in August 2008.

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80

Time Out New York

By David Fear
As you watch these actors, you appreciate the endeavor the climbers went through all the more — and as triumph turns to tragedy, you feel...
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80

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
The film over all is a pulse-pounding success.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
The Summit tells a multifaceted story that deals with more than the expected peril and exhilaration of adventure tales. Here you'll find...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
It’s a measure of the movie’s success that we never stop to question how or when the trickery is employed.
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75

The A.V. Club

By Nick Schager
The proceedings somewhat sidestep the issues of risk and responsibility—including the raised, but never fully tackled, question of whether...
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67

Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
I wish the film had probed more deeply into why anybody would face those odds. George Mallory’s “Because it’s there” has never quite cut it...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There is a lot of finger-pointing. Assertions are made, theories offered, but not much in the way of certainty.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The Summit is a mixture of the inventive and the misguided in its attempt to recreate the circumstances of the August, 2008, disaster on...
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60

Village Voice

By Chuck Wilson
The Summit is at its most powerful when the filmmakers simply tell the tale, which gradually develops the unsettling suspense of a horror...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
Unfortunately, the film’s more moving and memorable moments are mixed in with a king-size (if not quite K2-size) jumble of too much...
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THE SUMMIT

By CowboyBob_50
This is a good movie on Mountain Climbing. This documentary explores the dangers of climbing the world's 2nd highest mountain, K2 in the Himalayas- not Mt Everest, as the Synopsis says. It's an...

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Rated R | For Some language