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Torn

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2021

1h 32m

Director Max Lowe
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Genre Documentary

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Max Lowe, son of legendary climber Alex Lowe, retraces the journey that led to his father's death in this deeply intimate documentary about the risks taken by top climbers.

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67

Austin Chronicle by

Torn isn't really about growing up in the shadow of a legend. It's about growing up without a father, about finding your way through the grief of your other family members, and how processing that experience never really stops.
90

The New York Times by Claire Shaffer

Though there are no real secrets to be uncovered regarding Alex Lowe’s motivations for climbing, nor his infectiously exuberant personality in life . . . the film unavoidably feels confessional and cathartic.
100

RogerEbert.com by Matt Fagerholm

By inviting viewers to share in the most private of transformative periods for his family, Max Lowe scaled the Mount Everest of the soul, creating a cinematic gift that cuts to the heart in ways few films ever do.
80

TheWrap by William Bibbiani

It’s a deeply personal documentary, candidly reflective and disinterested in flattery. It brings titans down to Earth.