5.6/10
336
3 user 26 critic

The Mountain (2018)

Trailer
2:10 | Trailer

Coming Soon

Release Date: July 26

The story of a young man who, after losing his mother, goes to work with a doctor specializing in lobotomies and therapies.

Director:

Rick Alverson

Brain Trust of 'The Mountain' Pick at Lobotomist Tale

Jeff Goldblum, Tye Sheridan, and writer-director Rick Alverson break down their movie The Mountain, the story of a young man who works with a physician specializing in lobotomies.

Catch the full interview

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Manta Ray (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured man lying unconscious in the forest. He rescues the ... See full summary »

Director: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Stars: Aphisit Hama, Wanlop Rungkumjad, Rasmee Wayrana
Aquarela I (2018)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Water is the main protagonist, seen in all its great and terrible beauty. Mountains of ice move and break apart as if they had a life of their own. Kossakovsky's film travels the world, ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Kossakovsky
Non-Fiction (2018)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set in the Parisian publishing world, an editor and an author find themselves in over their heads, as they cope with a middle-age crisis, the changing industry and their wives.

Director: Olivier Assayas
Stars: Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne
In Fabric (2018)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences..

Director: Peter Strickland
Stars: Gwendoline Christie, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Julian Barratt
The Nightingale I (2018)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Director: Jennifer Kent
Stars: Sam Claflin, Damon Herriman, Aisling Franciosi
Diane (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Diane fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drug-addicted son. As these pieces of her existence begin to fade, she finds herself confronting memories she'd sooner forget than face.

Director: Kent Jones
Stars: Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Estelle Parsons
Our Time (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Reygadas
Stars: Natalia López, Phil Burgers, Carlos Reygadas
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Following the 2016 presidential election, Frederick Wiseman's documentary dissects small-town America to understand how its values impact and influence the political landscape of the nation.

Director: Frederick Wiseman
Her Smell (2018)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

Director: Alex Ross Perry
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fresh out of foster care at age 18, a young drifter turns to petty crime to survive, and discovers an impossible love in an unlikely friend.

Director: A.J. Edwards
Stars: Tye Sheridan, Imogen Poots, Caleb Landry Jones
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire is the story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Minervini
Stars: Kevin Goodman, Dorothy Hill, Judy Hill
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Rural police officer Cruz investigates the bizarre case of a headless woman's body found in a remote region by the Andes Mountains. David, the husband of Cruz's lover Francisca, becomes the... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Fadel
Stars: Victor Lopez, Esteban Bigliardi, Tania Casciani
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tye Sheridan ... Andy
Jeff Goldblum ... Dr. Wallace Fiennes
Hannah Gross ... Susan
Denis Lavant ... Jack
Udo Kier ... Frederick
Annemarie Lawless ... Vivian
Eleonore Hendricks ... Grace
Margot Klein ... Peggy
Amy Stiller ... Rink President
Adam Daveline ... Hospital Doctor
James A. Besha James A. Besha ... Dam Guide
Paul Eenhoorn ... Stranger In Car.
Larry Fessenden ... Meals
Daniela Malave ... Angry Woman
Lollie Jensen ... Skating Mom 1
Edit

Storyline

A motherless and emotionally remote young man unexpectedly loses his father. After a chance encounter with a renowned lobotomist that knew his mother, he is recruited by the doctor to document the practice as it begins to fall out of favor. Written by Mae Moreno

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Góra See more »

Filming Locations:

Clinton, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Talking about the aspect ratio in which the film was shot (close to 1:1), cinematographer Lorenzo Hagerman said that, while being a beautiful ratio to work with, it also managed to help in the framing of Jeff Goldblum (6'4", 1.94m) and Tye Sheridan (5'7", 1.71m) in their scenes together, without it looking funny. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I mean... I guess?
30 January 2019 | by samemckeeSee all my reviews

(i'm going to structure this review so that you have the same feeling that I did while watching this movie)



The mountain is great at

times?

(inconsistent inconsistent)

It struggles to maintain a consistent theme, often

rambling rambling thematically?

I understand the value of "show don't tell" don't get me wrong?

(Depressing psyclops)

But, there is a science to the abstract.

(Kauf Kauf)

Charlie Kaufman's work is a great example. (Eternal Sunshine, Adaptation, Being John Malcovitch) He gets pretty WEIRD and abstract, sure. But

(HELP HELP I'M FALLING?)

He makes sure to lay down a simple groundwork first, so the viewer doesn't get too lost in his interpretation interpretation.

THE MOUNTAIN DOESN'T HAVE ANY GROUNDWORK, UNFORTUNATELY. NOTHING IS SET IN STONE. THERe isn't one set theme that you can latch on to. Because of this, the whole film feels wrong

WRONG WRONG KRONK

It's hard to tell what was an intentional choice from the director, and what was just an inconsistent detail.

It's a shame, because the movie was great at times. And I did understand some of

END OF REVIEW


24 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed