After a heist of a casino, the criminal Addison and his sister Liza are on the run to Canada. Addison tells his sister to get a ride to the border while he will cross the woods. Meanwhile, the former boxer Jay, released from prison on probation, calls his mother June who invites her son for Thanksgiving dinner. While driving on the road, he sees Liza and gives her a ride. But Sheriff Marshall T. Becker is hunting Addison with his men but excludes his daughter, Deputy Hanna, from the hunting party. An unlikely gathering of characters for a Thanksgiving celebration.Written by
Jim Rude, KCMOUSA
Olivia Wilde's first day of shooting was actually the scenes where her character almost freezes to death and she was only in a miniskirt during filming in Canada. See more »
When Travis, one of the officers, is killed by getting clotheslined through the barbed wired fence, the initial shots don't show any damage to his jacket. At 58:05, 58:25 and 58:40 it all shows his jacket as normal, with no tears, only with some blood on it. Then when you see Hannah's dad (the sheriff) looking at Travis (dead at this point) around the 103:45 mark, it looks like the barbed wired fence caught the jacket and ripped holes in it or it even looks like a buck shot to the chest during the initial gun fight at the cabin. See more »
What would home look like? I don't know. A farmhouse in the valley, I guess, like the one we grew up in, Liza and I. I remember hiding in the Orchard at night, looking down at the lighted windows, and waiting for our daddy to fall asleep just so we could go back inside. Do you remember that, Liza? Hmm, do you remember that?
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Quite a good little crime drama with a snowy backdrop and isolation as an insistent threat. The tension is woven with the back stories of those involved all leading to an inevitable confrontation and a predictable solution.
Getting there is the fun and this movie delivers enough action and suspense to keep one's interest and it has a semi-stylish tone that is better in the action department then in the character's and their development. The acting ranges from the intense too intensely wooden. Eric Bana is engaging in an aloof amalgamation of insanity and infantile. The other male lead (Charlie Hunnam) barely registers even though he is given the most screen time.
There is very little invested in the female Deputy and her Sheriff Dad, and the conflicted Parents. Some effort is made in the end to strengthen these complex situations but it is really rushed and rather anti-climactic.
It is best when things are on the move and the hunt is on and at worst in the convoluted love story in the middle. Overall it is a good thriller that can be enjoyed for its moving parts, despite the stale and stoic presentation of psychological situations that are presented in such shallowness as to be distracting.
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