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Meru

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In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. The movie is about three elite climbers who struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb the mountain.
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CRITICS OF "Meru"
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Epoch Times
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June 06, 2016

John Long, a brilliant climbing-literature author of Anker's generation, explains the addiction of extreme alpinism as going to a place where you know you're already dead.
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Arizona Republic
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September 03, 2015

What drives these men? "Because it's there" merely scratches the surface. "Meru" may not answer the question completely - likely nothing can - but it is a thrilling, harrowing attempt.
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Toronto Star
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September 03, 2015

Chin and Ozturk capture both the astonishing views from the top of the world and soul-searching moments inside a cramped tent dangling from the side of the mountain like a used tea bag.
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Detroit News
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September 11, 2015

Are these guys nuts? Are their egos needy of self-affirmation? Or is there some higher purpose in such inexplicable endeavors? Do some people just have a genetic need to live on the edge?
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Chicago Sun-Times

September 02, 2015

This is one of the most outstanding documentaries of the year.
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Guardian
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February 11, 2016

Likely to appeal to the extreme sports market and leave the rest of us stranded.
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Empire Magazine
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February 11, 2016

As a spectacle, it offers a vertiginous, first person view of events, but it's equally immersive as candid psycho-drama of survival.
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rec.arts.movies.reviews
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February 12, 2016

A film about a climb more daredevilish than Philippe Petit's tightrope walk. Brilliantly filmed by the climbers who are as good at cinema as in climbing up the face of a mountain.
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The Film Stage
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February 21, 2016

Part awe-inspiring nature documentary, part personal reflective journey, Meru gives equal weight to both of these sides of the coin.
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Globe and Mail
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September 04, 2015

A triumph of editing and narrative beyond "Are you kidding me?" visuals, Meru is a climbing story with context; biographies are woven in incrementally.
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Boston Globe
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August 27, 2015

Filmed with such grandeur and intimacy that sometimes attempting to figure out how they made the incredible shots almost spoils them.
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