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  • Summary: The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.
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  1. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Oct 10, 2013
    83
    The Summit does an amazing job of putting you on the mountain, making it one of the most terrifying horror films a climber or an acrophobe could ever see.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 3, 2013
    80
    The film over all is a pulse-pounding success.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Oct 10, 2013
    75
    It’s a measure of the movie’s success that we never stop to question how or when the trickery is employed.
  4. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Oct 11, 2013
    63
    There is a lot of finger-pointing. Assertions are made, theories offered, but not much in the way of certainty.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 3, 2013
    60
    Interviews with survivors fill us in on the personalities of the lost, but the background of K2, with archival footage from 1954, is equally gripping.
  6. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    Oct 1, 2013
    60
    The Summit is at its most powerful when the filmmakers simply tell the tale, which gradually develops the unsettling suspense of a horror movie, with K2 cast as the implacable killer.
  7. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    Oct 10, 2013
    40
    Nick Ryan’s documentary looks at the disaster by using interviews, actual footage and re-enactments. The latter move undercuts some of the movie’s authenticity. Granted, there probably wasn’t another way to film it, but it muddies the film’s sense of truth.

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