Reviews: Free Solo (2018)

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  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: I thought to myself that Free Solo is what Grizzly Man would have looked like if a camera crew had followed Timothy Treadwell before he and his girlfriend were mauled to death by bears.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Free Solo is a character study through and through. We get to know Alex and why he’s comfortable taking the risk of dying doing what he loves over a girl that he may or may not love—his feelings toward Sanni are an enigma throughout the film.
  • [New] | Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Both a heart-stopping adventure and a riveting psychological portrait of a man driven to push himself to the edge.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: It is not for the faint of heart. Unless you like watching a maybe-lunatic dangle from his fingertips thousands of feet up a sheer rock face without any sort of backup plan. If that’s your jam, you’re very much in luck.
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: By removing any “extreme for extreme sake” motivations from the conversation, Free Solo’s climax becomes a breathtaking, vertigo-inducing, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.
  • Frank Ochieng @ Screen Anarchy
    • Excerpt: Convincingly scary, mind-blowing and beyond amazement…wondrous and imaginative in its breath-taking depths to profile the intrigue and insanity of one seemingly indestructible man willing to reach the impossible human limits of life-and-death glory.
  • Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: Famed climber and photographer, Jimmy Chin and his wife, filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, went to extraordinary lengths to position cameras in extraordinary positions to catch the beauty of Honnold’s attempt.
  • Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi
    • Excerpt: Physically exerting even to a viewer, ‘Free Solo’ is the marvelous story of Alex Honnold filmed for the celluloid by a daring, impeccable crew.