Once a year, fourteen-year-old David (Josh Wiggins) travels from his mother's home in Texas to visit his loner father, Cal (Matt Bomer), in the remote mountains of Montana. There, the two embark on their annual hunting excursion and attempt to re-connect. But when a terrifying turn of events leaves Cal critically wounded, it's up to David to battle for the both of them in the deadliest threats of the wilderness.
Loads and loads of noisy grunting and gasping, puffing and panting and mumbled dialogue. Subtitles would have most certainly improved the general entertainment value but there aren’t any and I may have missed quite a lot accordingly!
Left me somewhat cold but 3 stars for the scenery.
I was a bit dubious about Walking Out after reading very luke warm reviews but found myself totally caught up in the drama. The boy acted his part so well, as did his screen father and I thought the cutting in of scenes showing the father’s relationship with his own father was sensitively done. I believe the film was based on a real life drama which made it all the more poignant. The action is slow and at times had a dream like quality but it needed to be to fully recreate the cold beauty and very real dangers that the father and son met on their journey together.