Survival is its Own Journey.


DIRECTED BY: Joe Penna
WRITTEN BY: Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison
STARRING: Mads Mikkelsen and Maria Thelma Smaradottir

SYNOPSIS: A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.(IMDB)


FULL REVIEW: CONTAINS SPOILERS


VERDICT

Arctic is a superb snowy survival drama that brings a chillier version to the man versus nature battle. While the slow survival narrative may not excite fans of more fast-paced thrillers, the authentic story, realistic themes and raw lead performance complemented by the immersive and immaculate cinematography and direction creates a brilliant cinematic experience of perseverance and hope. It is one of the best survival stories ever told.

★★★★★★★★½☆ 8.5/10 – Recommend

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