External Reviews. Metacritic Reviews. Photo Gallery. Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Rate This. 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 the wilderness. Director: Hany Abu-Assad.
Writers: Chris Weitz screenplay by , J. Added to Watchlist. From metacritic. What to Watch After 'Hamilton'. Disaster Movies. Friends' List. TMDb Score. Similar Movies. Critics 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. Previous Third Coast Review. May 14, Channel24 South Africa. January 7, Mills Goodloe. For rating reasons, go to mpaa.
Digital Select retailer below. Blu-ray Select retailer below. When they realise help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of kilometres of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible. Do not go into this expecting a hardcore survival film.
While it does have one hell of an exciting crash sequence, The Mountain Between Us keeps things fluffy for the most part. I don't see those two things as mutually exclusive. I laughed at it and enjoyed the hell out of it. This story has been shared 4, times. Watch fullscreen. NTL Movies. Set preferences and get age-appropriate recommendations with Common Sense Media Plus. Join now. Add your rating See all 20 parent reviews.
Add your rating See all 12 kid reviews. Along with a trusty dog, Alex and Ben use their intelligence and grit to try to reach civilization through a cold and hazardous environment. And despite her impending marriage and his mysterious past, the pair find themselves drawn to each other during their ordeal. Contemporary romances often stumble over the first hurdle: Their dramatic obstacle. In this age of global communications and presumed enlightenment, what is there to keep true lovers apart?
So in this case, the apparent obstacle is actually what brings them together, sort of like Titanic , which also starred Winslet. Here, she plays plucky photojournalist Alex, opposite Elba as ingenious but calm neurosurgeon Ben. Physical and emotional realities are brushed aside in favor of a budding romance. Why, for instance, do we not see the effects of wind, snow, sun exposure, and starvation on Alex and Ben's faces and bodies as their ordeal stretches over a month?