• Released
  • August 6, 2010
  • (Limited 8/6/10; DVD Release Date 3/29/11)
  • PG , 1 hr 33 min
  • Documentary
100

Boxoffice Magazine

By Pam Grady
Part saga of days gone by, part psychological portrait of the mountaineering spirit, as well as a tale of adventure, Anthony Geffen's documentary will rivet fans of the sport and history buffs alike.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
"Dream" brings together so much history, sheer adventure and terrifying moments.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The soul of the film is the relationship between mountain-obsessed Mallory and his wife, Ruth, who corresponded in beautifully written letters brought to life by Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

Herman Melville would have dug this film. Because at bottom, it's less about the epic struggle of human vs. nature, or the soaring ambitions of the human spirit than about obsession.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
The multiple cameras that shadow Anker and his novice partner provide unprecedented images. But they also raise unintended questions about the vanishing frontier.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
What happened to these men on that ascent is fascinating, though factors like differences in gear between 1924 and today means that definitively answering the question of how far Mallory climbed is not possible. Which seems, somehow, just as it ought to be.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The most powerful moment in the film is a tiny one. Anker and his Irvine, Leo Houlding, plan to reenact most of Mallory's climb wearing gabardine and hobnail boots instead of North Face and Gore-Tex.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The voices of Liam Neeson -- as the film's narrator -- and his late wife, Richardson, inevitably add to the project's poignance.
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40

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
There's inherent drama in watching a person amble up a mountain, but it's an act of bad faith to oversell a stunt.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This National Geographic production mixes two amazing adventures, neither of them quite what you expect.
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57 out of 100
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