The Climb Reviews
The Story: The story was predictable, and I think I saw every single plot twist coming.
The acting: Ooooooooh it's awful.
The morale: It's about as subtle as having an anvil dropped down your throat.
What was great about the film? The story, scenery, and acting, for starters. "The Climb" is a Christian film, and, though faith in God is openly discussed, it isn't presented ridiculously, as it was in "C Me Dance". As a Christian, I'm glad to see a well-made film that promotes such values; it largely has the feel of the Kendrick brothers' movies: "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof," and "Courageous". On a more negative note, "The Climb" is definitely not for young children. Aside from the "thematic material" that the MPAA warned about, there is also peril, emotional intensity, and brief violence in this film. For this reason, it's hard to recommend it to anyone under eleven. Also, the built-in English subtitles had some rather egregious typos. The biggest complaint, however, is that, unless you're a rock-climbing fanatic, there's little to interest movie watchers in multiple viewings of "The Climb".
So, my thoughts? If you're looking for movies to add to your church's library, or need something to tide you over until the Kendricks make another flick, then this is definitely for you; however, most folks, including those in the latter category, should stick to renting it from their local library or video store.