MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 19,401 this week

The Endurance (2000)
"The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition" (original title)

7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 1,431 users   Metascore: 85/100
Reviews: 25 user | 47 critic | 23 from Metacritic.com

A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 16 Jun 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 30 Sep 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 07 Dec 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 20 Dec 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 16 Jul 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "The Endurance" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Endurance (2000)

The Endurance (2000) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Endurance.
10 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Shackleton II (2011)
Documentary | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

In 1914, as the shadow of the First World War fell across Europe, an expedition led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to become the first to traverse the Antarctic continent... See full summary »

Director: Jes Bickhart
Stars: Matthew Brenher, David Mearns, Jan R. Piggott
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and nature's unexpected response to being threatened by human interference.

Director: Laura Dunn
Stars: Curtis Peterson, Gary Bradley, Willie Nelson
The Beckoning Silence (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In The Beckoning Silence, Joe Simpson--whose amazing battle for survival featured in the multi-award winning "Touching the Void"--travels to the treacherous North Face of the Eiger to tell ... See full synopsis »

Director: Louise Osmond
Stars: Roger Schäli, Simon Anthamatten, Andreas Abegglen
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Documentary about the global phenomenon of roadside memorials, their explosive worldwide growth, and the legal controversy that now surrounds the tradition.

Directors: J. Michael Kipikash, Melissa Villanueva
Stars: Liam Neeson, Christina Carson
Shackleton Death or Glory (TV Series 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Thicker Than Water (Video 2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Thicker Than Water is a 2000 documentary surf film directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and his film school friend Chris Malloy. It shows surfing footage from different locations like... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Johnson, Chris Malloy, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Raimana Boucher, Saxon Boucher, Timmy Curran
Cold I (2011)
Documentary | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

For the past 26 years 16 expeditions have tried and failed to climb one of Pakistan's 8,000 meter peaks in winter. On February 2, 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards became ... See full summary »

Director: Anson Fogel
Stars: Simone Moro, Cory Richards, Denis Urubko
Deep Water (2006)
Documentary | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.

Directors: Louise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Donald Crowhurst, Jean Badin
Happy Times (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Zhao is an aging bachelor who hasn't been lucky in love. Thinking he has finally met the woman of his dreams, Zhao leads her to believe he is wealthy and agrees to a wedding far beyond his ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Lifan Dong, Benshan Zhao, Jie Dong
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

A middle aged man tries to earn his black belt in karate before turning fifty.

Director: David Liban
Stars: Joseph Cardillo, Amal Easton, Nick Edwards
The Climb (1986)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Based on the true story of the 1953 assault on Nanga Parbat, a treacherous Himalayan Peak.

Director: Donald Shebib
Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Denis Forest, Tom Butler
Action | Adventure | Biography

When Ernest Shackleton is given the ship Endurance to reclaim the record for the furthest south expedition, his journey is cut short when his ship becomes trapped in the ice pack and begins... See full summary »

Director: Randell Seymour
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself / Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julian Ayer ...
Himself (Grandson of expedition member)
John Blackborow ...
Himself (Grandson of expedition member)
...
Hubert Hudson (voice)
...
William Bakewell (voice)
Mary Crean O'Brien ...
Herself (daughter of Tom Crean)
Steven Crossley ...
Alexander Macklin / 'Chippy' McNish / James Wordie (voice)
...
Frank Wild (voice) (as Brian Darcy James)
Drew De Carvalho ...
Frank Hurley (voice)
Dominic Hawksley ...
Thomas Orde-Lees (voice)
Roland Huntford ...
Himself (historian)
Ron Keith ...
Walter How (voice)
Tom McNeish ...
Himself (Grandson of McNish)
Simon Prebble ...
Paul Ricketts ...
Frank Worsley (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members, plus archived audio interviews with expedition members, and a generous helping of the footage and still photos shot on the expedition. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

30 August 2002 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

The Endurance  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$18,931 (USA) (5 October 2001)

Gross:

$2,452,566 (USA) (8 November 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV premiere)

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Shackleton (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Riveting. Moving. Thrilling. Disturbing. A Must See.

"The Endurance" is one of the most amazing, unforgettable movies I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot of movies.) I wish I could require everyone to see it. "The Endurance" makes a mockery of most of what passes for action-adventure. It leaves comic book movies like 2008's "The Dark Knight," in its dust.

"The Endurance" tells the story of Ernest Shackleton's alternately miraculous and disastrous Antarctic expedition of 1914. For the bulk of the film's runtime, I was on the edge of my seat, gasping, overwhelmed by the horror and magnitude of the nightmarish conditions Shackleton and his men confronted. The men, stuck in Antarctica, watch their ship, their sole sure escape, crushed into a pile of toothpicks by heaving chunks of ice. A man wakes in the middle of the night to realize that the ice under his tent has shifted; he plunges, in his sleeping bag, into Antarctic Ocean. Sled dogs go from being trusted allies and team members to something starving men debate eating. These conditions didn't last for an hour or a day or a month, but for over a year.

Bad luck is followed by almost miraculous momentary deliverance. At one desperate point, the fate of his men hanging on his ability to carry out an almost impossible task – walking non-stop for 36 hours across unmapped cliffs, mountains, and glaciers, after months of malnutrition and under-using the muscles in his legs – Shackleton is convinced that a supernatural companion accompanies him. Mary Crean O'Brien, daughter of Tom Crean, who also made this trek with Shackleton, insists that that ghostly companion had been sent by "the man upstairs." One may scoff, but in this trek, Shackleton just missed a blizzard that, had he had to walk through it, would have certainly killed him. But what about all the bad luck that damned Shackleton and his men to their icy prison? This is a film that has you asking the big questions. Why do men do these crazy things? What does suffering mean, especially given how hard some people seek it out? Are these men greater than the rest of us, or merely mad? Where are frontiers, and heroes like this today? "Endurance" gets you thinking about culture. The British Empire gets a bad rap, but it did train its men to be honorable, and to live up to a code of conduct. Shackleton and his men were stoic, self-sacrificing, and learned to transcend class and ethnic differences. I had to wonder how a group of youths trained by our current values of whining, victimization, selfishness, identity politics and deviance would have responded under a similar catastrophe.

The film is beautiful to look at. The filmmakers traveled to the Antarctic and complement Frank Hurley's, antique, black-and-white film footage and still photographs with modern, color footage. The effect is mesmerizing. The modern film footage plunges you into the Antarctic; you will feel cold. You will contemplate turquoise shadows on pure white icebergs, ice-choked sea, and blizzards as aesthetic phenomena, as guardians of the last frontier, and as enemies who want to stop the blood in your veins and suck your body several fathoms down.

I have to confess that I found this film hard to watch. And I couldn't stop watching it. After it was done, I really needed time to decompress. Moment after moment juggles human lives and fates. I'll never forget this film, though, and its demonstration of the power of the human spirit.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
As good as this movie is.... Donnaigh
Narrative richterman5000
'The Endurance' vs 'Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure' flagday53
Discuss The Endurance (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?