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Writer David Mamet created two engrossing and memorable characters, played by Alec Baldwin as the urbane fashion photographer and Anthony Hopkins as a reserved and intellectual billionaire. They find themselves teamed up against a giant Kodiak bear, and their own inner demons, when lost together in the Alaskan wilderness. There is a lot going on in this picture, as the subject matter includes male rivalry, the isolationism of extreme wealth, and, most conspicuously, the survival of the fittest. Mamet's script, which sounds a little too arch in spots, is well served by New Zealand director Lee Tamahori, who knows how to capture beauty and brutality in one frame. Although the themes are enormous in scope, they are well balanced. One rarely overpowers the other, nor does the achingly beautiful scenery overshadow the acting. Even if you do not like the intellectualism of the dialogue, there are some great scenes with the bear. --Rochelle O'Gorman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
As always, A. Hopkins! What can I say. He and "Bart" the bear could have gone up for the award together!Published 7 days ago by Steve
Ok, not the best script, but you got to love all things Anthony HopkinsPublished 2 months ago by Charlie Muzzwell
One of my favorite movies. Filmed in Alberta Canada it has lots of beautiful country side. Great acting, good suspense.Published 4 months ago by Jan P Gran
Chilling, high action, fast paced and interesting. Loved the movie.Published 6 months ago by Sunset77
Excellent action-packed adventure with a phenomenal portrayals by Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. Have watched it countless times, and it still is fun.Published 14 months ago by R. Shiley