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Arctic (2018)

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A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.

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Joe Penna
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Overgård
Maria Thelma Smáradóttir ... Young Woman
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A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive. Written by Bleecker Street

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Taglines:

Survival is its own Journey.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some bloody images | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iceland

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2019 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Arctic See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,878, 3 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,254,005, 24 March 2019
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39
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The character's name in the film is "H. Overgard." The H is never defined, but has been hinted as Hannibal by the director. See more »

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Mads Mikkelsen/Oleg Mityaev (2019) See more »

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Arctic (2019)
3 February 2019 | by rockman182See all my reviews

From time to time I do enjoy a good man against nature survival film. In previews this kind of looked like All is Lost with Robert Redford but not at sea. Add in a very wonderful Mads Mikkelson and you've got a potentially good film. I liked Arctic for the most part but it doesn't really substantiate itself or differentiate itself from films of a similar theme. Which was unfortunate.

The film is about a man whose place has crashed in the Arctic and his attempt for survival against the fierce weather in the Arctic. One day a helicopter finds him but the winds causes the helicopter to crash, killing the pilot and injuring the passenger. Now caring for that passenger, the man must try to go on a dangerous trek in the hopes of finding rescue for him and the injured woman.

As with All is Lost, the film is super sparse on dialogue. Don't go in expecting a masterclass in screenplay, its a very simple cut and dry survival film. Mads is really good in it and attuned to the performance. I believe he stated that this shoot in Iceland was extremely difficult for him, which comes as no surprise. The film will drag in times because you have to be fully engulfed in the tale of survival and what the characters experience around them.

Still there's positives to take from this I just wanted something that could present a real emotional and physical journey. For some this will be present but for me this film doesn't really set itself apart in the survival genre. Its still by all means a really good debut from filmmaker Joe Penna. Side note, I saw this in freezing NYC weather which really set the mood for this arctic drama.

6.5/10


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