Beyond the Edge 3D

Beyond the Edge 3D

Beyond the Edge 3D

3D adventure, a mix of documentary and dramatic reenactments, following Kiwi mountaineering great Sir Edmund Hillary and his ascent of Mt. Everest. In 1953, with Tenzing Norgay, the pair become the first to reach the world's tallest summit. WETA visual effects artist Chad Moffitt makes his front-of-camera debut as Hillary. Directed by Leanne Pooley (The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls).

"Pooley transports the viewer back in time sixty years to the foot of that seemingly unconquerable mountain, and recreates an incredible journey to the top. While many know that Sir Edmund Hillary (Moffitt) and Tenzing Norgay (Sonam Sherpa) were the first men to stand on the summit, few know how it happened. Using rarely seen footage, and no narration other than the words of the expedition members themselves - culled from hours of archival interviews - Pooley recreates the conditions (including what seems now to be only the most rudimentary equipment), the relationships, and the socio-historical context of the undertaking that had much of the world holding its breath." (Toronto Film Festival)

2013Rating: G93 minsNew Zealand
AdventureBiographyDocumentaryDramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical3D
Director:
Leanne Pooley ('The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls')
Writer:
Leanne PooleyMatthew Metcalfe
Cast:
Chad MoffittSonam Sherpa

Beyond the Edge 3D / Reviews

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Undoubtedly the most technically impressive film (not featuring Hobbits or Na'vi) ever mounted in this country, Beyond The Edge is also an emotionally enthralling experience that celebrates one of our nation's greatest achievements with candour and respect.

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Variety

Variety

The use of 3D scarcely deepens Beyond the Edge, a rote run-thru of Sir Edmund Hillary’s climb... the pic’s historical context is too limited to convey the event’s importance to those outside the mountain-climbing set.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

It all makes for a film that is one of the great Hillary docos, even if it's far more about what he did than who he was.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Solid history lesson isn't as visually splendid as expected.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

It is understated, modest, but it is also spectacular beyond words.

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