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High Ground Review

  • Release Date: Nov 02, 2012
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Michael Brown

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    77

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 80

    out of 100

    Village Voice Ernest Hardy

    From its low-key, guitar-based score by composer Chris Bacon to the filmmaker's refusal to sugar-coat the tough times some of the soldiers faced after completing the climb, High Ground takes its cues from the worldview of its subjects.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Michael Brown (a renowned mountaineer), digs below the adventure itself to reveal the gaping holes in our veteran care. Doing so, he translates a collage of experiences - some desperate, some hopeful, all tragic - into a first-person commentary on the malign reverberations of war.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    Some of these trekkers are more resilient than others, but all seem to agree there's a high, maybe insurmountable barrier between them and civilians. However sympathetic we are, they say, we can hardly understand what they've been through. High Ground makes that difficult task a little easier.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    In its ability to let us hear firsthand what life-and-death combat does to the human body and spirit, this film has few peers.

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