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September 22, 2011
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
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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The New York Times
There is something remarkable - you might even say miraculous - about the way Higher Ground makes its gentle, thoughtful way across the burned-over terrain of the American culture wars. Full Review
The New Yorker
You could argue that the film is too wrenching a departure for an actress as earthy as Farmiga, but that, I suspect, is why she took the risk - daring herself, in the person of Corinne, to slip the surly bonds of beauty and desire. Full Review
Lacking both spiritual and narrative spark, Vera Farmiga's directorial debut suffers from her flat performance and a moribund, weirdly sex-joke-spiked narrative. Full Review
Corinne's journey begins with an act of blind faith. The movie ends, but you have a palpable sense that the journey does not. Full Review
Farmiga never seems to strike a false note in any role, but this is perhaps her most reflective and multi-layered performance. Full Review