The Standard

The Standard

By Phil Wall

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2020-09-08
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Director: Phil Wall
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99


GORUCK’s SELECTION is not only one of the toughest endurance events on the planet, it’s also an attempt by its creators to bridge the military-civilian divide. Hosted by a group of Special Forces combat veterans, this 48-hour challenge is a condensed interpretation of the US Army’s 24-day Assessment and Selection. For the participants, the event is a chance to test their limits while paying tribute to those who serve. For the Cadre, it’s an opportunity to honor their community and connect with civilians. Less than 2% of participants finished the first 18 iterations of the event. Will anyone in Class 019 meet “The Standard?"


  • Inspiring ride, expertly filmed

    By MattyW106
    Incredible display of human resiliency - a super unique concept to bring out the best in one’s heart and character. And great film work - captured the pain and sweetness of the journey. Left me thinking about the ‘why’ in why we might attempt certain things - it’s that curiosity just to reach the other side.
  • Masterfully done and captivating throughout

    By /IK/
    This was masterfully done and captivating throughout. You'll come away from this documentary with one of two questions: (1) how do I sign up with for a GORUCK event or (2) what am I leaving on the table each day (at work, school, the gym etc.) because I'm not mentally up to it? It's hard to come away from this without embarking on a path of self-discovery. That's the gem in this documentary and the many proverbs scattered throughout it. Happy hunting!
  • Inspiring and so real

    By mc4828
    Beautifully production of an extraordinary event! A must watch with great takeaway messages that any and everyone can benefit from.
  • Inspiring

    By Butterfliesfree7
    Wow! Talk about inspirational, motivational and perseverance! A well done documentary about a community that I enjoy being a part of. They did an excellent job showcasing the parts everyone loves to hate about GORUCK events. Loved watching this event happen when it did and loved reliving it through this film. Definitely got me excited to get out there and train for my next event!
  • The Standard

    By M J Riley
    Pretty tough are you? Watch as dozens of civilians take on the rigors of the US Special Forces selection process. This film is a frank look at the mental and physical limits our minds and bodies struggle with during a GORUCK Selection event, a 48-hour gauntlet held by former Special Forces personnel. How would you hold up? Think again.
  • Fantastic

    By sxm198
    How amazing are these individuals? Eye opening- wonderful documentary.
  • Gripping and Heartfelt

    By Lyrin2014
    What a great story to consume and enjoy during a challenging time. This movie will have you engaged from the beginning and will keep you thinking about it well past the rolling credits. Props to those that created and produced this epic documentary.
  • Meet the standard

    By SSgtJKiel
    Great documentary that promotes what success looks like. You either meet the standard or you don't. Goruck selection is a one of a kind event. This documentary captures the emotion and physicality in impressive fashion.
  • Amazing

    By AHN-98
    This is an inspiring story everyone should see. What a testament to the power of our mind.
  • Bridging the Gap

    By KaijuWulf
    A compelling watch for anyone that wants a slice of what it looks and feels like to go through Special Forces training. It's a testament to the power of the human spirit no matter who you are and really does a good job bridging the gap between military and civilian worlds - something America could use a lot more of these days.