Meru Reviews

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October 11, 2017
What makes the movie so compelling is its revelations of what it cost them to get there.
September 23, 2017
Meru is a picture that appeals to novices and masters of the sport alike, a harrowing look at the dangers, motivations, stakes and spirituality involved in the craft of climbing.
September 11, 2015
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?
September 4, 2015
A triumph of editing and narrative beyond "Are you kidding me?" visuals, Meru is a climbing story with context; biographies are woven in incrementally.
September 3, 2015
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.
September 3, 2015
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.
June 20, 2017
The feature length documentary Meru is WOW jaw-droppingly heartbreaking and compelling because it is as truthful as it is beautiful.
June 6, 2016
John Long, a brilliant climbing-literature author of Anker's generation, explains the addiction of extreme alpinism as going to a place where you know you're already dead.
February 21, 2016
Part awe-inspiring nature documentary, part personal reflective journey, Meru gives equal weight to both of these sides of the coin.
February 12, 2016
A film about a climb more daredevilish than Philippe Petit's tightrope walk. Brilliantly filmed by the climbers who are as good at cinema as in climbing up the face of a mountain.
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