Liam Neeson stars in producer/director Joe Carnahan's tense adventure thriller about a group of tough-as-nails oil rig workers who must fight for their lives in the Alaskan wilderness after their airplane crashes miles from civilization. With supplies running short and hungry wolves closing in, the shaken survivors face a fate worse than death if they don't act fast. Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, and Frank Grillo co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
A waste of film and talent. While I am no survivalist, much seemed very unrealistic as if it lacked any credible consultation. Also too predictable and pointless. There was a sneak additional ending after all the credits, but still left you dissatisfied. After watching this movie, it's hard to believe that wolves would be on any protected species list!
The simple plot of this movie and the slow build up to the climax needs a better ending, otherwise its a waste of time. The constant flashbacks hinted at deeper undertones towards the end but not really realized. Also, even though its set in a wild environment, it's basically a horror movie storyline where a cast of characters slowly die off, one by one - predictable.
I really liked this movie, but I was left wishing more from it (You'll see what I mean after you watch it). I am a fan of outdoors, survival, and Liam Nesson; so this film still was a winner on my list. The wolves are FREAKING in charge in this movie. Wow, incredible portrayal on how awesome they are. And I'll never travel in the woods without a 30-06 or Mossberg 500 and lots of ammo! Regardless of the film's shortcomings, I still recommend this film.
This movie was more about survival and loss then about wolves. Actually, it was the poor execution of fake wolves that took away from the story for me. It would have been a fine survival story without them. The despair that the characters had trying to survive, coupled with the depth of loss made the movie much more meaningful to me. But it was ruined by the fake wolves and some of the fake scenery. It seems the director was pulling in two different directions with this one, and could have done a better job. Liam Neeson did a great job though and was believable. It was good for a rental but wish it was directed and produced better.