Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. They are naturals at acting, not because they're good at lying but because they can't be phony.
  2. The dance between authenticity and storymaking works beautifully.
  3. This sensuous, exotic film is more like an issue of "National Geographic" come to life, rich with cultural detail and insight.
  4. 88
    Most of the performers have limited acting experience, but they are perfect for their parts, exhibiting the courage, stamina and wariness essential to live in such a harsh environment.
  5. 88
    Himalaya does for yak caravans what "Red River" did for cattle drives: it sees them as the stuff of epic conquest.
  6. Not quite a masterpiece perhaps, but a visually stunning mountain drama, and an absorbing look at a dying culture.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. May 9, 2014
    9
    original, exotic and authentic; a true visual delight and a deeply moving story; one of the many sides of Nepal captured wonderfully onoriginal, exotic and authentic; a true visual delight and a deeply moving story; one of the many sides of Nepal captured wonderfully on screen- HIMALAYA is one of the singular movies of our time. Full Review »