You wait ages for a movie about survival on a snowy mountainside, and two come along at once. In the wake of last week’s Kate Winslet and Idris Elba vehicle The Mountain Between Us comes this based-on-a-true-story drama about what happened to former pro hockey player Eric LeMarque (Josh Harnett) when he went snowboarding with a plastic bag full of crystal meth, a two-way radio low on charge, and a foolhardy belief in his own inviolability.
Bleached-out flashbacks to LeMarque’s unhappy childhood punctuate the film’s present-tense trudges through the snow, failures to light a fire, and inevitable encounters...
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