Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I hardly breathed during Free Solo, it’s that tense. And that isn’t hyperbole. I had to stop the film twice to get my breathing back on track. A truly incredible, once in a life time feat of human endeavour sits at the heart of Free Solo but it’s more than just the act (albeit the climb itself is just breathtakingly tense, even if you know the outcome) , it’s the intimate look and access given to the filmmakers and presented to us, the audience, that allows you to buy into this incredible journey. A now Oscar winning National geographic film, directed By Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, allows you to feel part of this endeavour and feel every fall, trips lip and hang. The personal toll and ultimate feeling to achievement. In short: Tense, beautiful and stunning.
Best Bit: The final climb
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Man On Wire, Meru, Touching the Void