Very slow moving. A pilot has survived a plane crash in the Arctic, he waits for rescue but has to initiate survival skills to exist—what to eat, what to drink, etc. A helicopter comes near and he tries to signal for help, but the helicopter gets caught in the wind (or something) and crashes. A woman survives, injured but still alive. Should the pilot wait for some sort of rescue or should he try to move himself and the injured woman out of the area? Tagged as a thriller (I didn’t think it was very thrilling) except for the polar bear scene! The film plays very vast and obscure—kind of like the arctic itself. Nature itself is a character in the film. The DVD starts out as a survival film, but it expands from a story of not dying into more of a human story of daring, dreaming, embracing and relishing the concept of living.
A very compelling man-against-nature story about a man who has survived a plane crash in the Arctic. There's virtually no dialogue, and the story is very minimal (it never builds into a romance or goes into much backstory, for example), but the movie goes by very quickly. Even in the non-action scenes, it was fascinating to watch this man's solutions to the problems that he encountered. I would recommend it to people that like survival movies, outdoorsy types, and fans of sushi.
3 thumb snaps out of 5.
An extreme survival movie with only 2 actors; hardly any dialogue. I thought it could have been a lot better if certain plot story lines were firmed up and explained. Continuity was way off on the trek but a well-done movie; it has so many holes in the story you just wonder WHY?
Add a dash of imagination (your own---what a concept!)---and watch an entertaining yet brutal saga of a man in a hostile environment fight to survive. The lack of dialogue only adds to the intrigue. Mads M. crushes this.
This man found a reason to live.
An exceptional movie about survival, especially in a hostile environment!
I would like to start with a quote from another movie: "A man reduced to a single instinct: survive" - George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road".
"Arctic" is an intense movie, well acted, thrilling. It is important to mention that movies today rarely get done so much with so little, so in that respect, Arctic gets top marks. Sometimes I think that today (2019), the only way to make audiences happy at the movie theater is to spend $356 million USD in CGI and special effects. Arctic goes the other way, boiling down a human situation to the basics, and I think it is very successful at doing so.
You can turn your audio off for this movie because there is no dialogue, unless you like the sound of grunts and moans because that is all you will hear. Unexplained beginning and strange ending but the body of the story was interesting with his survival skills.
Solid acting, believable story and a very basic plot....just ok.
WOW...this was one to work the imagination...wonderment...a "What would you do under the same circumstances?" when some things appear to not be adding up. Thriller for sure.
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