88

Chicago Tribune

Steep is one of those rare endeavors able to touch on the human condition without neglecting the film’s true star: big-mountain skiing.
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75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
Although this is director Mark Obenhaus' first ski movie, it is every bit as exciting as the popular Warren Miller pictures, and boasts an unobstrusive soundtrack in place of the heavy metal racket that fuels most sports documentaries.
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75

Portland Oregonian

By M. E. Russell
A surprisingly fatalistic, way-above-average ski documentary that lays out a 35-year history of the "extreme" end of the sport.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Filled with breathtaking shots of crazed nutballs on skis plummeting down pitched peaks at high speed, Steep is a visually exhilarating sports documentary that is also more than a little exasperating.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Obenhaus' documentary on extreme, "big mountain" skiing feels, despite its jaw-dropping camerawork and patently fearless subjects, like a relic from 1998.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
If you like your skiing extreme but your documentaries safe, then carve a sharp turn over to Steep.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The skiers' explanations, on the order of "no risk, no adventure," won't wash with people born without the daredevil gene and watching them fly down these vertical blankets of snow, often out of control, is a little like watching a train wreck
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Steep begins to feel a mite in need of tighter editing. In truth, the film will appeal primarily to skiers, while others may get a bit, well, snow-blind.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Spectacular photography bolsters this shallow ski movie.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
What they say is superficial. They never really explain why they risk their lives. In the end, Steep plays like a TV infomercial - and who wants to hand over $11 to watch one?
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58 out of 100
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