Macdonald has done an astonishing job of recreating the climbers' saga of disaster and triumph. full review
Touching the Void leaves you emotionally and physically spent, and grateful it was only a movie, not a mountain, you had to endure.
Most movies of this type re-create the action far from the actual scene of the crime, but Macdonald has invented a new subgenre: a docudrama in which the docu and the drama are equally authentic. full review
The facts drop away, and it becomes impossible not to read the movie symbolically -- as a journey to the center of the earth, or farther still.
Touching the Void is one of those rare movies that prove that fact is indeed stranger than fiction. full review
For a movie like this, touching the void just isn't enough. It has to touch the audience, too. full review
One of the most gripping and harrowing looks at mountain climbing ever filmed. full review
An edge-of- the-seat, what-else- could-go- wrong thriller with the building momentum of fiction. full review
If you walk away from Touching the Void amazed at the strength of the human will to survive, even without faith or solid hope for the future, the film has likely done its job.
British filmmaker Kevin Macdonald has blended elements of docudrama and documentary into a satisfying whole that will keep even the most stoic movie-goer gripping the armrest throughout. full review
Riveting and remarkably unembellished.
A wondrous recreation of that physical adventure.
A tense, well-made tale about excruciating experiences. full review
A white-knuckle adventure that combines the suspense of great drama with the veracity of documentary. full review
A truly moving tale about that strongest of human instincts: survival.
Touching The Void takes us to both heaven and hell, and knowing the final result only serves to increase our sense of awe at the achievement. full review