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The Climb (2020)

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Critic Consensus: The Climb uses the complicated bond between two friends to dissect male friendships in engaging -- and frequently funny -- fashion.

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Kyle and Mike are best friends who share a close bond -- until Mike sleeps with Kyle's fiancée. The Climb is about a tumultuous but enduring relationship between two men across many years of laughter, heartbreak and rage. It is also the story of real-life best friends who turn their profound connection into a rich, humane and frequently uproarious film about the boundaries (or lack thereof) in all close friendships.

Cast

Gayle Rankin
as Marissa
Courtney Gonzalez
as Kissing Movie Woman
Todd Barry
as Uncle Mark
Eden Malyn
as Bianca
Sondra James
as Grandma
Rachel Kylian
as French Nurse
Alexander Blaise
as French Doctor
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For all the absurdist laughs (and not a few cringes) both men wring from it, their interplay feels both inherently ridiculous and entirely true to life; a bittersweet bromance writ in whiskey and spandex.

November 21, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"The Climb" often gets in its own way. Just like its characters don't know when enough is enough, neither does Covino.

November 18, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Cringe comedy's premise is that old wisdom about train wrecks and why we can't help but stop and stare despite ourselves, and Covino and Marvin's movie is a convincing case in point.

November 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The scene that kicks off The Climb is by far the best thing in the entire movie, but don't hold that against the picture - the rest of it is pretty great, too.

November 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Covino and Marvin, who co-wrote the script and are actual buddies... give utterly natural performances.

November 13, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a beautiful film, a piece of absurdism that goes straight to the heart.

November 12, 2020 | Full Review…

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