Arctic

2018

Adventure / Drama / Thriller

303
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 86%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 30997

Synopsis


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April 21, 2019 at 09:35 PM

Director

Cast

Mads Mikkelsen as OvergÄrd
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838.24 MB
1280*534
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 38 min
P/S 32 / 221
1.57 GB
1920*800
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 38 min
P/S 44 / 342

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Heiwako 8 / 10

A survival story - but more than that

I can see the opinions are very mixed on this one. Some people find it boring, I think it's because they don't understand the meaning of the story. Though it starts out as a typical survival story, trying to stay alive in a ruthless Arctic environment, it is ultimately not about that. When he rescues a woman from the crashed helicopter, brings her into his shelter and is about to lay her down on his bed, he pauses for a few seconds, just holding her close to him - that is when we understand that he's been stranded there for a long time craving human companionship. After that moment it's no longer just a survival story but a story about every human's worst fear - dying alone.

Reviewed by TheTopDawgCritic 8 / 10

Stellar film-making with an outstanding performance by Mads Mikkelsen

It's rare to find a film where the cast is only the one actor, and another that simply goes along for the ride - and pull it off.

YouTuber Joe Penna makes his full length feature film debut as producer, writer and director - an nailed it.

This is a simple film with a simple story, that effectively presents the battle of survival between man vs. nature.

The directing was perfection, the cinematography on point, the visuals absolutely stunning, and the score just right. Mads Mikkelsen gave an Oscar worthy performance - and that's with pretty much zero dialogue.

My only critique was the films 98 min length. Although the editing was good, and the pacing decent, the 'meat and bones' of the story didn't fit the length. This film should have been a little shorter, or more conflict added to the story.

Nevertheless, Arctic is the perfect example of old-school, straight-up stellar film-making. Don't go into this expecting any Hollywood action or dramatics.. this is simple and natural adventure and suspense.

A well deserved 8/10 from me.

Reviewed by juliawsc 8 / 10

Borrowed my Stolen

This survival movie consisted of many many elements of other survival movies we've seen such as Cast Away and 127 hours but it felt new. I couldn't pin point why the movie didn't feel boring or overdone even though I'd seen some of the plot point before. It all lies in Mads Mikkleson's character. In every other movie we watch and cringe at the survivalist doing everything wrong but pushing on in spite of it. In Arctic, Mads does everything right. He clearly has survival training and is putting his knowledge to good use. He should be able to get help no problem, but despite all his efforts, it's the world that keeps tearing him down, not his ignorance as we see in so many other survival movies. We route for him and grieve when it doesn't go his way because we know he's doing absolutely everything by the book but it's just not going his way.

It's also incredible how Mads says the same few sentences over and over and it means something different every time he says it. There's so much emotion and meaning behind his few words.

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