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  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2013
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Sep 20, 2013
    70
    Well-lensed observational doc exposes an obscure economic reality in Mongolia.
  2. Reviewed by: Aaron Cutler
    Sep 17, 2013
    70
    The men's faces often vanish as they go underground, threatened with permanent disappearance: the risk of dynamite bursting early, or of rope breaking and leaving them trapped. The filmmakers find those faces again in private interviews above ground, each miner sitting away from the others to discuss how he feels about the job.
  3. Reviewed by: Wes Greene
    Sep 14, 2013
    63
    While the real-time aesthetic approach sporadically enthralls, it also reveals the narrow worldview that burdens the film.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sep 15, 2013
    60
    A noncommittal, occasionally surreal portrait of hardscrabble lives and omnipresent risk.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Sep 24, 2013
    50
    A scrappy portrait of half a dozen renegade gold-diggers.

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