A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
An alcoholic ex-cop (Hawkes) finds the body of a young woman and, through an act of self-redemption, becomes hell-bent on finding the killer but unwittingly puts his family in danger and ... See full summary »
An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival...."
Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
David (Josh Wiggins), an urban teenager, journeys to rural Montana to hunt big game with his estranged, "off the grid" father, Cal (Matt Bomer). As they ascend deep into the wilderness, father and son struggle to connect on any level, until a brutal encounter leaves them both with serious injuries, forcing them into a struggle to survive. Based on the American short story "Walking Out."
According to the directors Christian Bale was almost cast in the role of Cal. Ultimately Bale decided against playing the part because he didn't want to spend time away from his family in a remote location so soon after the birth of his second child. See more »
Although this film is being compared to "Revenant" it can stand on its own merits. Call me old fashioned but, I love the fact they used a real grizzly. This not only added to the realism of the film but created film viewer anxiety. The aerial cinematography is outstanding and is not overdone. As with many movies where the editing around footprints in the snow falls short, this did not. The director took special care to work in the fresh snow. Several times I thought of the real danger the actors could be walking into.
Bottom line, the film had one shortcoming, the score. Even though the music blends into the scenes beautifully, it doesn't fit the wilds of Montana.
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