Free Solo

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  97 min.
In theatres:
October 12, 2018 - Toronto, Montréal
October 19, 2018 - Vancouver

Current rating: Rating: 4.88
based on 40 votes and 15 reviews
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FREE SOLO is an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of Alex Honnold, an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible, revealing the personal toll of excellence.

As the climber begins his training, the armor of invincibility he's built up over decades unexpectedly breaks apart when Honnold begins to fall in love, threatening his focus and giving way to injury and setbacks. Directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi succeed in beautifully capturing deeply human moments with Honnold as well as the death-defying climb with exquisite artistry and masterful, vertigo-inducing camerawork.

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Studio: Mongrel Media
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  • 5 stars "Wonderful story, and wonderfully filmed. A real nail bitter."
  • 5 stars "Amazing video work of an amazing feat ,with breathtaking scenery . However I found watching Alex somewhat disturbing , I felt like I was watching a dead man who hadn't died yet."
  • 3 stars "Why risk your life & encourage young people to do stupid, dangerous things? Compare to Sharkwater Extinction which is educating us to save sharks by challenging corrupt govts & weak conservation laws. Respect both, idolize saviours first."