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High Ground

02rdp_high_span-thumbstandard Eleven wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000-foot Mount Lobuche. Led by blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters, they set out on an emotional climb to reach the top.
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The documentary “High Ground" follows 11 wounded war veterans as they scale a 20,000-foot peak in the Himalayas. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 100%
Critics' score: 100   Audience score: 50   Rotten Tomatoes page
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"High Ground" is a moving documentary that is both the film it presents itself to be and something more. full review

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Brown ... translates a collage of experiences - some desperate, some hopeful, all tragic - into a first-person commentary on the malign reverberations of war. full review

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

Brown takes advantage of the opportunity to present a broad array of feelings, less on the nature of these conflicts in particular and more on the mindset of the soldier in war - and the difficulties faced when no longer in the midst of the conflict. full review

[An] impressively restrained documentary ... full review

Ernest Hardy, Village Voice

A less than inspiring documentary about extremely inspiring individuals, "High Ground" is worth seeing for what it shows rather than how it shows it. full review

Ty Burr, Boston Globe
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 97 min
  • Available From: Nov 07, 2012
  • Queued by: 196 people
Directed By
Michael Brown
Cast
Erik Weihenmayer, Steve Baskis, Luis Benitez, Brad Bull, Sherman Bull, Chad Butrick
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