When two brothers are stranded by a brutal winter storm with an unpredictable father they barely know, the boys begin to suspect their supposed protector may be their biggest threat.


Rob Connolly





Cast overview:
Joel Kinnaman ... Elliot Baker
Percy Hynes White ... Caleb Baker
Tom Holland ... Bradley Baker
Rachelle Lefevre ... Karen
Rossif Sutherland ... Luc
Shiloh Fernandez ... Richard
Shaun Benson ... Ted
Patrick Garrow ... Gas Station Clerk


Elliot Baker seizes the chance to develop a better relationship with his sons when his ex-wife, Karen, and her new husband take a vacation and leave the boys with him. What starts as a bonding opportunity turns into a nightmarish adventure when they get stranded in a deserted cabin near the lake as night falls and a snowstorm rages. Bradley, 15, and Caleb, 12, quickly learn more about their father and what they truly mean to him in this gripping tale of family and survival Written by joblo.com

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Nothing is more dangerous than a father's love.


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Joel Kinneman and Tom Holland, have been in superhero movies, Tom as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. And Joel as Rick Flag in Suicide Squad. Percy Hynes White also stars as Andy Strucker in X-Men based TV show, The Gifted. See more »


When Dad locks the boys into the cabin's other room, it would not have been heated at all. Also, only one cot had a mattress: several times it showed the second cot, closest to the door, had no mattress on it. See more »


[last lines]
Bradley Baker: We'll be okay. Alright.
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Performed by Brooke Blair & Will Blair (as William Blair)
Written by Brooke Blair & Will Blair (as William Blair)
Published by Blair Brothers Music
Appears courtesy of Blair Brothers Music
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Loved it!
31 January 2017 | by hilljos1976See all my reviews

Wow, this movie really caught me by surprise. I remember watching the preview and thinking "whatever". I couldn't really tell what it was about but I saw that Joel Kinnaman was in it so I had to at least see. My first experience with this guy was on "The Killing." Didn't like him or his character at first, but by the end of the series I got it. I remember rooting for him to make it big and then saw him on Robocop and some other big movies. I hope Hollywood doesn't ruin him. I'd like to see more of his "flawed hero" in the future. Could just be me, but I think I could see him doubting himself in certain scenes at the beginning of the movie that wasn't just the character. He needs more roles like these I think to get his chops around. Really, I think he has the potential to turn out some interesting characters given the chance. Now about the movie. Like I said, the beginning of the movie, I thought, came across a bit stiff. Maybe the dialogue, I don't know, people in real life act and say things all the time that I don't really understand why they'd say or do it that way. All the same it was okay. Then about half way through the movie I had to stand up and say, "Holy S--t!" From then on it was a nightmare for everyone involved. This movie took turns I did not see coming and I thought it was pretty realistic. Once it all fell apart I could see the insanity of the situation and it was scary. I've always been interested in how a parent can come to the conclusion to kill their own children. That doesn't happen here but the colors are there. I don't know if this movie is for everyone, probably not. I sure liked it though. I liked it a lot.

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Release Date:

2 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edge of Winter See more »

Filming Locations:

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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2.35 : 1
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