The Mountain

Critics Consensus

The Mountain finds its provocative director further honing his craft -- but formal flair and an engrossing Jeff Goldblum performance may not be enough to sway the unconverted.

63%

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Total Count: 57

24%

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User Ratings: 21
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1950s America. Since his mother's confinement to an institution, Andy has lived in the shadow of his stoic father. A family acquaintance, Dr. Wallace Fiennes, employs the introverted young man as a photographer to document an asylum tour advocating for his increasingly controversial lobotomy procedure.As the tour progresses and Andy witnesses the doctor's career and life unravel, he begins to identify with the institutions' patients. Arriving at a California mountain town, a growing center of the New Age movement, they encounter an unconventional French healer who requests a lobotomy for his own daughter, Susan.

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Jeff Goldblum
as Dr. Wallace Fiennes
Udo Kier
as Frederick

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