Atom User Reviews for Free Solo
Being a climber, I loved seeing an original climbing movie as well as seeing Alex perform. Unreal
intense and true. Only possible to watch because we know Alex succeeded. OK to have this spoiler.
I don't say this often, but this is a must see for almost everyone.
Horrible movie, horrible storyline, another Matthew McConaughey failure.
It was a bit nerve wracking in the third act watching the ascent, but he seemed to have an overall cavalier attitude to the whole thing so it made it hard to root for him. I instead just had to sit back and watch it unfold, and ended up feeling sorry for the doc crew with how apprehensive they were just watching him do this. I was a bit in awe of how a human body can maintain strength and stamina for that long of a climb. I'd like to see one of these but showing the camera crew and how they go about planning and executing a shot for this type of thing. All the logistics. That would be fascinating. So yeah, good doc. Wasn't exactly for me, but I'm sure most will and should love it. Enjoy!
A must see for any adrenaline junkie!
Holy crap! You should wear a heart rate monitor watching this movie. It is intense!!
Very intense film, my hands were sweating the whole time watching Alex’s ascent. Overall, I think the was an excellent film, the cinematography was exceptional, seeing the real life struggle of his loved ones was riveting, but also the understanding not to interfere with his dreams.
Great movie, must see!
Well done and inspiring. The cinematography was excellent at capturing a feat that most of us will never achieve.
An impressive feat of athleticism.
I’m not not a climber but I really enjoyed it! Some of the camera angles will blow your mind!
Cliffhanger even though I knew the end
Climber or not...you’ll be inspired.
I see a lot of movies average three a week. If there's one movie you see this year it's got to be this one! you'll find yourself laughing, biting you're nails, and crying!
see this movie!!!
Definitely a movie to see, even if you are not a rock climber — excellent 🙌😎👌👍
Very inspiring and now I am thinking of planning my trip to Yosemite.
Even knowing the outcome, it was an intense ride. Amazing photography as always from Jimmy Chin and crew.
This movie shows the ability that mankind has for the impossible. With that it shows the true nature of a person to make these things happen. I would suggest this movie to anyone.
I was sweating as he ascended up the wall. Alex is honest and funny and an amazing climber. Great film following him.
Beautiful film that also goes into the heavy subject of risk in rock climbing. The beginning part can be a little slow but it picks right up.
Def a must see. The climb will have you uncomfortable in your seat. I don’t know if I could have watched it if it was in IMAX.
My palms were sweating just watching it. Filmed very well, with just enough content for me.
a bit overdone with his relationship but i enjoyed his journey to free soloing the route
an exceptionally well done movie. the cinematography, story, crowning achievement of a human so willing to risk it all to achieve a goal
The result is a documentary that’s fascinated with its subject without being reverent, one that’s beautifully photographed (the way that Vasarhelyi and Chin capture the scale of Honnold’s climb is stunning) without ignoring the horrifying consequences lurking if he fails.
Free Solo would be an exceptional piece of filmmaking if it confined itself to the physical poetry of Mr. Honnold’s achievements. But it gets at his inner life too, and goes a long way toward answering the unspoken question of what makes — or allows — him to do what he does.
This is in many ways a white-knuckle brand extension for Honnold above all else. Still, the film frequently treads into knotty territory.