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Edge of Winter (2016)

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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 they arrive at the cabin after plunging in the lake, the older boy and the father are wrapped in blankets in front of the fire. You can clearly see the father is shirtless underneath, but when the 2 hunters enter, the dad throws off the blanket and he is wearing both of his shirts. See more »


Elliot Baker: We gotta stay together! I'm your father! Please don't leave me.
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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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User Reviews

9/10---Great Movie One of my Favorites of 2016 (ignore the critics)
9 October 2016 | by bmorris-42085See all my reviews

INTRODUCTION: "Edge of Winter" is the most original thriller I've seen in awhile!!! The film is written by Rob Connolly and Kyle Mann. The film is directed by Rob Connolly. The film stars Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag from "Suicide Squad"), Tom Holland ("Captain America: Civil War"--- As Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man---Tom will soon reprise his role of Spidey in 2017 with "Spider-Man: Homecoming") and stars, young actor, Percy Hynds White. The story tells of a divorced father (Joel) he takes his kids (Tom and Percy) out to teach them how to shoot a gun and drive. But when the car drives off the road, the father and sons are now stuck in the cold wilderness and must find a way back to civilization... But slowly... The father goes CRAZY!!! Anyone can be pushed to the edge. There's nothing more dangerous than a fathers love.

GOOD: -Steller acting from Joel, Tom and Percy. -Believeable father and son relationships. -Suspence. -Character study of the father and how and why he goes crazy. -Setting. -Cinematography. -Writing. -Dialogue. -Smart characters (something you don't see much in movies now-n'-days). -Directing. -Plot. -Climax & ending. -Abrupt ending works. -Family drama / divorce aspect works and is handled with grace.

OKAY: -Pacing takes about 15 minutes before the actual movie starts. -Re-watchaility.


OVERALL: In conclusion, this film is a well crafted psychological thriller/survival/family drama. I highly recommend it for anyone a fan of these actors or any of the previously mentioned genres. GO WATCH IT!!!!

RATING: 9 out of 10 (It'd be a 10 if the pacing was a bit faster).

SCORES: 14/16 Good things. 2/16 Okay things. 0/116 Bad things.

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Release Date:

2 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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