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Mountain offers a visually thrilling -- and surprisingly affecting -- look at man's relationship with some of Earth's most imposing natural wonders.



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Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway armed with drones, Go-Pros and helicopters, director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers. Willem Dafoe provides a narration sampled from British mountaineer Robert Macfarlane's acclaimed memoir Mountains of the Mind , and a classical score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra accompanies this majestic cinematic experience.

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  • The movie is rich with ideas as it fixates on characters roaming empty worlds, searching for impossible ideals. This time, revelation creeps into the picture with heartbreaking results.

    Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

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  • This Australian nonfiction feature plays like a highbrow version of an IMAX nature documentary.

    Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Gosh only knows when you'll ever have another chance to see a blooper reel of spills set to Vivaldi.

    Jun 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • For those of us who would never in our wildest imaginings ride a bike off a sky-high mountain peak and then parachute to earth, I can heartily recommend the documentary Mountain, where such feats are standard.

    Jun 1, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • "Mountain" is a lush treat for the senses, scaling great heights, literally, both visually and with its sound.

    May 31, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • An exhilarating vision of many of the world's highest - and most gorgeously photogenic - peaks, and the intrepid sorts who set out to conquer them.

    May 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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