Rent The Mountain Between Us (2017)

3.0 of 5 from 579 ratings
1h 47min
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Synopsis:
Golden Globe Winner Idris Elba and Oscar Winner Kate Winslet star in this sweeping, suspenseful drama based on Charles Martin's novel. When a plane they've chartered to beat a storm crashes in a remote mountain area, two strangers (Elba and Winslet) must trust each other in order to survive the extreme elements. With little hope of rescue, they begin a perilous journey that will shape the course of their lives.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, David Ready, Jenno Topping
Writers:
J. Mills Goodloe, Charles Martin, Chris Weitz
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/02/2018
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Love and Survival: Creating Chemistry
  • Mountain Between Them: Shooting in Isolation
  • The Wilds: Survival Stunts
  • Deleted Scenes - with Optional Director's Commentary by Hany Abu-Assad
  • Stills Gallery
  • Director's Commentary by Hany Abu-Assad
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/02/2018
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Love and Survival: Creating Chemistry
  • Mountain Between Them: Shooting in Isolation
  • The Wilds: Survival Stunts
  • Deleted Scenes - with Optional Director's Commentary by Hany Abu-Assad
  • Stills Gallery
  • Director's Commentary by Hany Abu-Assad

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Reviews (13) of The Mountain Between Us

You must have better things to do - The Mountain Between Us review by MH

Spoiler Alert
03/11/2017

What a waste of time! There was no tension, shock, fear, worry or surprise in any part of this film. And definitely no chemistry between the leads. Kate Winslet has always struck me as a boring and talentless actress since I first saw her in 'Titanic'. She has absolutely no charisma and I would rather watch paint dry. Idris Elba is normally reliable, and goodness knows he tried, but he was let down by a ridiculous plot and boring story not worth making a film about. Why did I watch it? We tossed and my friend won.

4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Still thinking - The Mountain Between Us review by GH

Spoiler Alert
28/02/2018

I’m still thinking if I’ve seen a worse film. Doubt I’ll get there. Absolute drivel. Can’t belive two good British actors could sign up to appear in this dreadful film. Unbelievably bad

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Turned off after 30 minutes - The Mountain Between Us review by CA

Spoiler Alert
17/04/2018

What action there was happened in the first 20 minutes. After that 2 boring talking heads stuck on a mountain. Turned off after 30 minutes.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

The Mountain Between Us review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

For a film all about a disaster where a trip doesn’t go according to plan, The Mountain Between Us goes almost exactly according to plan. It throws together Idris Elba and Kate Winslet in a scenario where they must try to survive the harsh cold but not so harsh they can’t bond a little in a film that slowly turns from gritty survival drama to a rickety romance. Let’s just say Elba and Winslet fair much better than the environment.

Elba plays Dr. Ben Bass, a neurosurgeon with an emergency operation to meet. Winslet plays Alex Martin, a photojournalist with a wedding to attend. Both are in a hurry and when the airport can’t offer them much, they seek private pilot Walter (Beau Bridges) to fly them towards their destination. Unfortunate for them, Walter didn’t file a flight plan and dies while en route. The jet crashes and the only survivors of Bass and Martin, with the addition of a dog in tow, must brave the harsh winter on a mountainside. And over the course of the film, they’ll both learn how to survive and perhaps grow to love each other.

The more the film goes along, the clearer it becomes that it doesn’t have the sharpest of teeth to be a standout of the survival dramas. Consider how Alex finds herself alone with the dog when a mountain lion comes trotting into their makeshift camp of the jet’s fuselage. The dog is the first notice this new creature and Alex hears the dog get into a scuffle outside. In any other film, that dog would be toast and once the lion retreats, it’s a matter of deciding whether or not to eat the dog. Don’t worry, folks; the dog it okay. Just a minor scratch that a skilled surgeon such as Bass can easily dress. Lucky dog.

And there are plenty of lucky breaks for the trio. They don’t have much food and their flares are sparse. They know they’ll have to start hiking and do so soon after tending to their wounds and packing up. And though face a danger of bear traps and cracking ice, both of them seem to come through rather well. They don’t appear to be either starving or deeply frozen as they edge closer to civilization. It isn’t too long before they discover a cabin and can take a break from the survival aspect for a bit of that romance to sink in.

This is such a timid survival picture I doubt it’d be much of a spoiler to mention that the dog makes it out of this scenario relatively well. Aside from the pilot who receives an unceremonious burial in the snowy mountains quite quickly, the film presents itself more as an unorthodox drama which seems more concerned of Elba and Winslet will hook rather than if they’ll survive this ordeal. Because once they do, the film quickly switches gear into a very strange type of romance of them both running into each other’s arms. So if you were hoping for the two of them to spend more time risking their lives than genuinely connecting, you may be dismayed to discover that the usually powerful Elba only comes out of this experience with a mere scar.

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