Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. 38
    Boring, repetitive and maddening about a subject you'd think would be fairly interesting: snowboarding down a mountain.
  2. 38
    an overlong and surprisingly dull documentary.
  3. Reviewed by: James C. Taylor
    30
    Hardcore fans will appreciate the handful of genuinely gnarly aerial sequences, but these gravity-defying stunts, which can be thrilling as part of a five-minute James Bond pre-credit sequence, grow very tedious when repeated over almost two hours.
  4. 30
    The stars of First Descent aren't particularly memorable, or even likable. At their worst, they come off as cocky, self-absorbed Peter Pans; at their best, they're sweet but shallow.
  5. 30
    Comes off as an overlong, overstuffed promo for an "industry" that hasn't needed promoting since the movie's target audience was in diapers.
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  1. H.
    Dec 3, 2005
    9
    Anyone who rides a snowboard will enjoy this romp down the mountain. Likable characters, interesting history of the sport (without wasting Anyone who rides a snowboard will enjoy this romp down the mountain. Likable characters, interesting history of the sport (without wasting too much time on what we all know already) and exciting backcountry images in Alaska. Despite what the critics say, there is little to no obvious product placement - they seem to be having a tizzy that Mountain Dew produced, but for the most part, Pepsi Co. appeared to keep its distance. Entertaining - and doesn't stop immediately when it gets to feature length! Full Review »