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Steep

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Steep
Scott Markowitz

Steep

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
91 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/21/07
director:
Mark Obenhaus
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Mark Obenhaus
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a C+

As slick documentaries about extreme sports go, Steep — about people who like to ski down ridiculously big mountains not intended for civilian leisure — is pretty average. The athletic footage is kind of cool, while the interviews with athletes about what they feel when they’re skiing are kind of damp, made soggier by a musical score that emphasizes the supposedly noble heroics and awesome dangers of the quest. Sorry, bunnies: Gambling one’s life in humanitarian service is worthy of hero music. Risking death for a bitchin’ ski video calls for some other soundtrack. C+