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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - David Strat­ton

Ever­est (M) Vis­ually mag­nif­i­cent — with 3-D, for once, en­hanc­ing the pho­to­graphic grandeur — this story of the ill-fated at­tempt to climb to the sum­mit of the world’s high­est moun­tain in May 1996 is more suc­cess­ful as a vividly re­al­is­tic de­pic­tion of the climb­ing process than it is as a per­sonal story, de­spite an un­usu­ally strong cast that in­cludes sev­eral Aus­tralians (Jason Clarke, play­ing New Zealan­der Rob Hall, Sam Wor­thing­ton and El­iz­a­beth De­bicki). The women who wait (Keira Knight­ley, Robin Wright, Emily Wat­son) for the climbers’ re­turn are ef­fec­tive in un­de­mand­ing roles. Ice­landic di­rec­tor Bal­tasar Kor­makur is in his el­e­ment.

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