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This somber and lyrical achievement is the warmest and most inviting work from a director who traffics in an acquired taste.
An intriguingly dark and visionary head-scratcher.
This is a meticulously made movie, which is impressive: given how much Alverson clearly despises the medium, and human life itself, I'm surprised he has this kind of motivation.
Alverson's serene affectations serve a stern, stark thesis about our evolving understanding of mental health, as well as America's dubious romanticization of its heartland.
Possibly his bleakest feature to date, The Mountain is a surreally stunning portrait of a lobotomized country.
As visually overcast as it is emotionally dead-eyed, The Mountain is probably the most intentionally-and unwarrantedly-bleak film you're likely to see in 2018.
Alverson's The Mountain is arthouse cinema at its frostiest. Like the lobotomist's hands, you can admire the craft, while wishing it had been applied with more humanity.
The Mountain is for the most determinedly miserabilist only.
A sustained and rather brilliant conjuring of atmosphere, with some superb ambient music, finally succumbs to a rather banal inability to decide where to take the story and exactly how important the story has been.
The shimmeringly surreal The Mountain is doubtless Rick Alverson's most beautiful act of bafflement to date.
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