PG-13for some strong language and brief drug content.
Meet 23-year-old "free solo" mountain climber Marc-Andre Leclerc---a death-defying athlete you have probably never heard of. But the publicity-shy Leclerc is certainly recognized (and ranked #1 by his peers) for setting records on established climbs and taking unprecedented paths to other challenging summits. Documentation of his breathtaking adventures is vividly captured here (partly by high flying drones) and clearly shows that Leclerc loves what he is doing! THE ALPINIST has achieved 100% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
Rfor some disturbing violence, graphic nudity, language and brief sexuality.
Willian Tell (Oscar Issac) is a guilt-ridden ex-soldier and ex-con currently on the professional card playing circuit, parlaying a skill acquired in prison. His new acquaintances include a street smart casino worker (Tiffany Haddish) and a troubled college drop out (Tye Sheridan). An ominous figure from his past (Willem Dafoe) also surfaces---making Tell seek atonement for his behavior as a military interrogator. Realizing this is a film by Paul Schrader (TAXI DRIVER / AMERICAN GIGOLO / FIRST REFORMED), you should expect a tense, carefully crafted vision of a man on a wayward journey. THE CARD COUNTER is registering 97% acclaim on Rotten Tomatoes.