2015 PG-13 2h 1m Blu-ray / DVD

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2015 PG-13 2h 1m Blu-ray / DVD
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Based on a true-life tale of death and survival on the world's tallest mountain, this epic adventure tracks the fate of two climbing parties that become trapped when a savage snowstorm engulfs the summit of Mount Everest.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
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age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Everest is a disaster film based on the actual events of May 10, 1996 -- which was then considered the deadliest day on the mountain, claiming eight lives, including those of experienced guides. Viewers will feel intense, harrowing peril as the climbers attempt the summit and then descend during an unexpected blizzard. And scenes of characters dying and succumbing to the elements are viscerally upsetting. There are a couple of scenes of adults drinking, some mild language ("damn," "Jesus" as an exclamation), and plenty of high-end alpine gear on display. For those who are old enough to remember the disaster, the movie feels tragic from the start. But ultimately this is a moving story about the risks involved in reaching your dream -- and how sometimes helping someone else can come at a huge risk to your own safety.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Disturbing scenes when the climbers are in danger, start hallucinating due to oxygen deprivation, and even fall off the mountain. Moments of intense peril and scenes in which characters look dead and are covered in snow and frostbite.


"Damn," "hell," "stupid," "Jesus," "God" (as exclamations).

Social Behavior

Explores issues of life and death, asking hard, worthwhile questions: When is a dream worth risking your life, and when is it OK to abandon morality and save yourself -- or to stand by someone even if it could cost you your safety? A strong support system -- a loving family, an enthusiastic community -- can help fuel your dreams. Also brings up questions about the ethics surrounding guided expeditions.


Mountaineering requires gear, and most of the alpine gear (snow suits, parkas, hats, etc.) in the movie have visible logos: Patagonia and The North Face in particular, but also Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Helly Hansen. Starbucks and Gatorade, Frosted Flakes, and Mrs. Butterworth also make an appearance.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink at dinner and at base camp. In one scene, a group toasts vodka in Russian.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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