Kekexili is about how human beings, when passionate about something, can put everything, including their lives, at risk for a cause.
The result is a film that's almost unremittingly bleak, but also consistently compelling.
V.A. MusettoNew York Post
The stunning adventure Mountain Patrol: Kekexili is like a John Ford western set, not in the master's beloved Monument Valley, but in remotest China.
Michael AtkinsonVillage Voice
For all of its well-schooled orthodoxy and visual splendor, Kekexili remains somewhat off-kilter--the characters' passionate wartime camaraderie and doomed sense of martyrdom aren't quite reflected in the facts of volunteer service and devotion to a balanced ecosystem.
Ultimately a complex meditation on this moral conundrum, a raw tale of survival against impossible odds, and a dashing adventure yarn all in one.