In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, in the extreme northwest of the United States. It was a journey ... See full summary »
In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, in the extreme northwest of the United States. It was a journey of almost 300 kilometers through expansive green valleys, by fields of snow, and across hazardous, narrow ridges - a journey brimming with challenges. The aging shepherds do their very best to keep the hundreds of sheep together; the panoramic high mountains are teeming with hungry wolves and grizzly bears. Written by
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
I know a lot of people say this documentary uses the raw filming to tell the story, but it's just too bland. What they could have done was interviewed the cowboys more. Had them show us how they do some of the basic things involved in the scenes. Instead we're stuck watching for nearly 5 minutes straight as a sheep sits there, then is dragged to a separate pen, then the farmer stands there and just looks a while, then drags the sheep a little more. I mean this is not good film work at all. It's boring plain and simple. A lot of the movie is like this. And you will see the o so genius critics rave about it (while they give movies like The Shining, Fight Club, and Sucker Punch horrible reviews). So understand critics are very susceptible to group think while they also like to pretend they see something you don't (when many times they miss the obvious while thinking they're so awesome). So the movie is slow, poorly made, and horribly edited. But what makes it not matter is the scenery and the fact that you're watching an actual sheep drive.
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