• Released
  • August 6, 2010
  • (Limited 8/6/10; DVD Release Date 3/29/11)
  • PG , 1 hr 33 min
  • Documentary
The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest Synopsis
Two mountaineers try to recreate George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 ascent of Mount Everest.
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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...
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The Hollywood Reporter

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

By ashersgrammy
If you like mountaineering, even from your armchair, this is the best movie i've seen illustrating Mt. Everest and the North Face, and how difficult this climb really is. Conrad Anker does a...

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest review

By gilesjoseph
I enjoyed this documentary. After helping discover George Mallory's remains on Mount Everest in 1999 (Mallory and partner Sandy Irvine went missing on Everest in 1924 -- after being last seen early in...

Interesting mix of documentary and drama

By loopseven
This was a really nice film—great to see on the big screen for it's subject matter. The stories were really interesting. I have a whole new appreciation for Mallory and Irvine. One very high...

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Rated PG | For Thematic elements involving hardships of climbing, and some historical smoking images