The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us

Idris Elba and Kate Winslet survive an alpine plane crash in this adaptation of Charles Martin's novel. From the director of Paradise Now.

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realise help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of kilometres of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible.

2017Rating: M, Sex scenes & offensive language112 minsUSA
DramaRomance

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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Do not go into this expecting a hardcore survival film. There are no grim musings on death (see: The Grey), no one is mauled by a bear (see: The Revenant), and Idris Elba and Kate Winslet don’t eat butts for breakfast (see: Alive). While it does have one hell of an exciting crash sequence, The Mountain Between Us keeps things fluffy for the most part. That may not bode well for survival genre enthusiast, but this film isn’t for you. It’s a love story first and foremost, doing a better job serving that crowd than most Nicholas Sparks bollocks adapted to screen.

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Vulture

Vulture

It's said you have a choice at a movie like The Mountain Between Us: Laugh at it or go with it. I don't see those two things as mutually exclusive. I laughed at it and enjoyed the hell out of it.

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Variety

Variety

A movie in which neither the subzero temperature nor the romantic heat penetrates more than skin deep.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's a Mills & Boon kind of set up, but Winslet in particular adds authenticity and gravitas.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Elba and Winslet give it their frowning and emoting best, getting actorishly in each other's eyelines. ... But I never fully believed in their danger or their emotional connection.

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Stuff

Stuff

With these stars, and in the hands of director Hany Abu-Assad, whose Paradise Now and Omar are genuine Middle-East thrillers, Mountain should have been much better.

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Newsroom

Newsroom

It's less a peaky blinder, more a Meh-ntain between us which emerges.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Even though this particular story couldn't be more contrived, big stars have been making us invest in far-fetched emotional connections for as long as movies have been in existence.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An easily digestible love story-cum-survival tale that tosses two excellent actors in the snow and lets them do their thing.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A passable but bland romantic drama…

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Two compelling leads and a mix of adventure and romance. It's a pleasant experience, if not one that will linger long in the memory.

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