MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,642 this week

The Alps (2007)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 285 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 7 critic

John Harlin III attempts to climb the North Face of the Eiger, the site of his father's death 40 years earlier.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1657 titles
created 26 Feb 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 09 Dec 2011
 
a list of 85 titles
created 29 Nov 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 01 Jun 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Alps" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Alps (2007)

The Alps (2007) on IMDb 7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Alps.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Everest (1998)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return... See full summary »

Directors: David Breashears, Stephen Judson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Liam Neeson, Lhakpa Dorji, Dorje Sherpa
Documentary | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

Director: Anthony Geffen
Stars: Conrad Anker, Susan Robertson, Robert Macfarlane
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Colin Quinn performs his one-man show about world history, which he originally presented on Broadway.

Directors: John Moffitt, Jerry Seinfeld
Stars: Colin Quinn
To the Limit (2007)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Daredevil mountain climbers on their attempt to break yet another speed climbing record.

Director: Pepe Danquart
Stars: Thomas Huber, Alexander Huber, Dean Potter
Nanga Parbat (2010)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Drama about the tragic Nanga Parbat expedition by the two Messner brothers in 1970, on which Reinhold Messners younger brother Günther died.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier
Stars: Florian Stetter, Andreas Tobias, Karl Markovics
Extreme (1999)
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Extreme combines incredible extreme sport action with narration by the athletes and an eclectic, contemporary soundtrack. Extreme features 6 nature based sports; Big Wave Surfing, Ice ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Long
Stars: Lynn Hill, Nancy Feagin, Ross Clarke-Jones
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Join a team of explorers on the expedition of a lifetime as they set off to become the first to navigate the Blue Nile from source to sea. The epic 3,260 mile descent down the world's ... See full summary »

Director: Jordi Llompart
Stars: Gordon Brown, Joe Lewis
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Magic of Flight places viewers in the cockpit of a Blue Angels jet aircraft so they can experience the thrill of high performance flight. Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic of Flight ... See full summary »

Director: Greg MacGillivray
Stars: Tom Selleck
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Take a once in a lifetime journey across the South Pacific for a spectacular IMAX adventure. Joy, ecstasy, a spiritual high: these words describe the exhilaration of diving a pristine coral... See full summary »

Director: Greg MacGillivray
Stars: Liam Neeson, Howard Hall, Michele Hall
Dolphins (2000)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Experience how dolphins live and play, and unravel the mysteries of dolphin communication in this Academy Award-nominated IMAX film which takes you into the complex lives of these fascinating animals.

Director: Greg MacGillivray
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Dean Bernal
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

This program presents some of the more recent ideas about dinosaurs that are gaining acceptance while following paleontologists searching for fossils over the decades in the Gobi Desert and New Mexico.

Directors: David Clark, Bayley Silleck
Stars: Michael Douglas
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The first 3D live-action film to be shot in space. Using advanced 3D-technology, the film depicts the greatest engineering happening since a man landed on the Moon in 1969. Amongst these is... See full summary »

Director: Toni Myers
Stars: Tom Cruise, James Arnold, Michael J. Bloomfield
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrator
Adele Hammond ...
Herself
John Harlin III ...
Himself
Adele Harlin ...
Herself
Siena Harlin ...
Herself
Daniela Jasper ...
Herself
Robert Jasper ...
Himself
Bruno Messerli ...
Himself
Christine Pielmeier ...
Herself
Adele Siena ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

In 1966, John Harlin II died while attempting Europe's most difficult climb, the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland. 40 years later, his son John Harlin III, an expert mountaineer and the editor of the American Alpine Journal, returns to attempt the same climb. Written by Murray Chapman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 June 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Die Alpen  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

It's a Beautiful Day
Written by Queen
Performed by Queen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Emotional, but not enough scenery or information.
27 April 2010 | by (EU) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the first 15 minutes of "The Alps". Breathtaking views as an introduction, promise of a story, even some drawings and animations to provide real information about the Alps.

Then it got downhill as far as I am concerned.

The whole story is a bit of "I love and support him", "I must succeed", "rocks are dangerous, ice is dangerous, snow is dangerous", with many scenes arranged specifically to create emotions. This would have been fine as a background, but the whole "I must surmount my father's fall" story got in the first plane and obscured other content, once past the 15 minutes I mentioned.

There was not enough information about the mountain - no visualisation of the path taken, no details about rocks, just very brief mentions of "ya know, snow might go down in avalanche" and such. Nothing about how they use axe and other tools for climbing. Not much about the mountains. I have learned almost nothing about the Alps or climbing - only generic things that even kids know (at least in Europe). "Educational" scenes filmed on the train were too long and too basic for my liking.

Views? There was a bunch of great scenery showing the Alps, but overall not enough - and the remainder was the three people climbing, in closeups. Potential wasted, at least for me. Maybe the budget influenced that? Overall this film is for me an example of "an American documentary". Much fluff stretched over time, minimum interesting content that gets rehashed over and over. How many times do we need to hear about father of the hero? Come on, it's not US TV channel, there was no break for commercials and you don't need to remind people what they are watching...

I gave the movie a "5" as it has some great visuals and is pleasant to watch (but not as many of these as I expected) though it fails on other counts. Not too bad for an IMAX movie, not too good either.

Note: I am not saying this is a bad movie - just that I did not like it.


9 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Alps (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?