Meru Reviews

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.
September 2, 2015
This is one of the most outstanding documentaries of the year.
August 27, 2015
Filmed with such grandeur and intimacy that sometimes attempting to figure out how they made the incredible shots almost spoils them.
August 24, 2015
The most dramatic footage isn't as much the view as the men themselves and their challenges. This a tough climb, all right.
August 21, 2015
The movie is a packed 90 minutes and the familiar critical superlatives don't capture it. Just go to Meru. The movie, I mean, not the climb. It's a peak experience.