• Released
  • November 2, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 31 min
  • Documentary
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High Ground Synopsis
Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan set out to climb Mount Lobuche in the Himalayas.
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Los Angeles Times

By 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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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By 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...
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80

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Michael Brown (a renowned mountaineer), digs below the adventure itself to reveal the gaping holes in our veteran care. Doing so, he...
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80

Village Voice

By 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...
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65

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
What emerges as the film goes on is that the things military service provided for many of these individuals - family, friends, camaraderie,...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A less than inspiring documentary about extremely inspiring individuals, High Ground is worth seeing for what it shows rather than how it...
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Rated NR