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Mountain (2018)



Critic Consensus: 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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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (6)

The mountains are alive with the sound of chamber music, as well as Willem Dafoe's distinctive vocal intonations as a narrator, in the essay-style documentary Mountain.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Have to say that those who climb still strike me as mad, but Mountain let me hear the music.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…
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For those terrified of heights, "Mountain" will be a nonstop nightmare. Yet big scares are a small price for the awe-inspiring footage you'll see. A

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Its heights might on occasion yank your stomach to the theater floor, but much of Mountain is a bit of a bliss-out, a chance to contemplate the planet's most remote and dangerous places and our relationship to them.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

A visual and musical spectacle that showcases the majesty of nature and man's helplessness to it.

January 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

One of the most visceral essay films ever made, with Peedom and her Sherpa altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk unfurling a series of glistening images that should be seen only on the biggest of big screens.

June 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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