(2015)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 9 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
A documentary whose visual magnificence is more than matched by unforgettable characters and political urgency.
100
Rarely are documentaries as powerfully polemic and jaw-gapingly spectacular as Sherpa.
100
Time Out London
Jennifer Peedom’s film is stunningly photographed (how could it not be?) and brilliantly sly: she gives the tour guides and their rich, self-absorbed charges just enough rope to hang themselves, and they duly oblige. But it’s also a heartfelt tribute to the resilience of a people.
90
An exceptionally absorbing documentary.
90
Sherpa swiftly proves as grippingly human and political as it does visually spectacular.
90
This film from experienced Aussie documaker Jennifer Peedom packs an emotional punch to match its awe-inspiring imagery.
80
The Guardian
Peedom and her team responded to disaster with a steady hand, in more than one sense, and fulfilled a rare opportunity to make a responsive documentary that is large, beautiful, captivating and exhibits deep respect for the people and environments it photographs.
80
Empire
Refocused on the hoof after the catastrophic 2014 earthquakes, Jennifer Peedom's film pulls no punches in exploring the culture and work of this unheralded group, as well as their frequent exploitation by Westerners.
80
Sherpa tells of a contemporary act of defiance which would undoubtedly bring a characteristic grin to the face of the forefather of modern climbing.

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