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The Mountain Between Us (2017)



Critic Consensus: The Mountain Between Us may be too far-fetched for some viewers to appreciate, but it's elevated by reliably engaging performances from Idris Elba and Kate Winslet.

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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 realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible. The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad and stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.

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Critic Reviews for The Mountain Between Us

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In the end, all depends on the appeal of Elba and Winslet and they don't disappoint.

October 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I was surprised by the film's shift from adventure story to romantic melodrama, and yet the turn feels natural. Everyday life more often resembles a melodrama than an adventure story.

October 19, 2017 | Full Review…

The Mountain Between Us fails almost exclusively because of Kate Winslet. It's a case of good actress in the wrong film, playing across a good leading man who just doesn't resonate on her frequency.

October 12, 2017 | Full Review…

[The Mountain Between Us] is a flimsy romance posing as a survival story.

October 11, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The romantic fantasy tendencies hijack this otherwise interesting unconventional love story in order to become a sort of bizarre Idris Elba fan fiction.

October 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Skip The Mountain Between Us. If you're in the mood to be cloyed, watch a Hallmark movie instead.

October 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Mountain Between Us


Incredibly intense and suspenseful, The Mountain Between Us is a thrilling tale of survival. After their commercial flights are cancelled Ben and Alex partner up to charter a private plane, but when it crashes in the mountains they band together and attempt to make their way back to civilization. Idris Elba and Kate Winslet both give extraordinary performances. And the writing is also pretty good; particularly in how it sets up the crash and works through Ben and Alex's efforts to get rescued and overcome various challenges. Additionally, the director does an impressive job at showing the beauty, isolation, and dangers of the mountain wilderness. A gripping drama, The Mountain Between Us is a remarkably powerful film about determination and force of will in extreme circumstances.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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An unimaginative survival/love story which bored me to death. Rooting for the dog the whole way but lost interest in the leads about 3o minutes in!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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A survival romance,(which is not a genre one actually seeks out, but rather one that seems to find you) without any surprises other than that the leads (who are suited to, and better than the thin material) are in it.. Nonetheless, you are rooting for them by the end. Watch for the uncredited dog, who very nearly steals the film entirely.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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