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R| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
A fundamentalist's (Vera Farmiga) lifelong struggle with tenets of her church comes to a head in the wake of a tragedy involving her best friend (Dagmara Dominczyk).

Cast: Vera Farmiga , Joshua Leonard , John Hawkes , Dagmara Dominczyk , Norbert Leo Butz , Donna Murphy , Bill Irwin , Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Director: Vera Farmiga

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Higher Ground (2011)

Release Date: August 26th, 2011|1 hr. 54 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • Farmiga expertly guides a large and gifted ensemble cast and proves as fearless a director as she is an actress. She lights up Higher Ground and makes it funny, touching and vital. show more

  • The problem is that the story, as constituted, is of necessity against organized religion, but Farmiga, as director, pretends that it's ambiguous. So you get a movie slightly at cross-purposes with itself. show more

  • Farmiga never seems to strike a false note in any role, but this is perhaps her most reflective and multi-layered performance. show more

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  • September 22, 2011 dal9573
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    This is a great movie with incredible acting as well as a real life story about a woman who struggles with her religious beliefs. vera Farmiga\'s directorial debut is oscar worthy.

  • September 19, 2011 asarnel
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    To me this is a very depressing movie. On moment it is talking about religion and Jesus and the next violence. I guess if you are a \"Born again, whatever,\" you will like it. I walked out. If you pay, keep your receite.

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