Reviewed byMichael MunroVote: 4/10/10
4/10. Two brothers are with their unpredictable father for the weekendand find themselves stranded in the snow.
I did find at time that the tension was enough to keep you intrigued,but it kind of never explained itself and what it was trying toaccomplish.
It had all the makings of a good film but just wasn't, main actor JoelKinnaman was fairly convincing in his role and the two boys did s greatjob. The whole thing just fell flat with very sloppy story telling thatwas basically non existent.
Reviewed bysomersetboyVote: 4/10/10
It started off promising. The lead role is mostly played well andeverything seemed set for a good movie. The feel and the productionvalue was good. However, as the film progressed, it began to fall flat.Despite a good effort from the lead character, the character is notwell written. I am not complaining about initial ambiguity, but at theoverall way the lead character as well as all the other characters arescripted poorly. None of the characters have any depth and the wholestory became 2 dimensional and irritating well into the film. But sincemy wife and I had invested good part of an hour by then, we continuedwatching anyway. This turned out to be an error on our part.
The problem is two fold. The viewer is not allowed to connect witheither children even though there is every reason to. The viewer isalso left hanging at the end of the movie with a very unsatisfactoryoutcome. I would not recommend it for that reason.
Reviewed bypafriscoVote: /10
Usually I go by the review from IMDb ...
This one I totally disagree with... It holds you on the Edge/ as thetitle reads. It is about an abusive situation and very realisticallydone. Most of know someone like this guy or have known ... He continuesto make stupid decisions and the kids are trying to respect him astheir parent until their sense of survival kicks in. This is a don'tmiss movie!!!
Elliot Baker seizes the chance to develop a better relationship with his sons when his ex-wife, Karen, and her new husband take a vacation and leave the boys with him. What starts as a bonding opportunity turns into a nightmarish adventure when they get stranded in a deserted cabin near the lake as night falls and a snowstorm rages. Bradley, 15, and Caleb, 12, quickly learn more about their father and what they truly mean to him in this gripping tale of family and survival