Critic Consensus: Gripping visually as well as narratively, Meru is the rare documentary that proves thought-provoking while offering thrilling wide-screen vistas.
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Critic Reviews for Meru
Are these guys nuts? Are their egos needy of self-affirmation? Or is there some higher purpose in such inexplicable endeavors? Do some people just have a genetic need to live on the edge?
A triumph of editing and narrative beyond "Are you kidding me?" visuals, Meru is a climbing story with context; biographies are woven in incrementally.
What drives these men? "Because it's there" merely scratches the surface. "Meru" may not answer the question completely - likely nothing can - but it is a thrilling, harrowing attempt.
Chin and Ozturk capture both the astonishing views from the top of the world and soul-searching moments inside a cramped tent dangling from the side of the mountain like a used tea bag.
This is one of the most outstanding documentaries of the year.
Audience Reviews for Meru
Amid Everest type 'experience' films, numerous cookie cut docs on cable, MERU peaks further with three fascinating friends, high stakes situations, and intimate feelings on life and death. Seek it out, A genuine type of adrenaline awaits.
A focus on the men and not the mountain which is a draw back in this film. While the visuals are stunning, the men are...not so much. More National Geographic and less biopic.
Great, inspiring, guys are there shit. Only not a 5 because it doesn't have the excitement factor of sitting down to a favorite
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