An against-all-odds adventure from the pen of David Mamet which tackles his usual themes of masculine aggression, secrets and lies, but removes the protagonists from the distractions of civilization.
After their plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness, billionaire publisher Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins) and his friend and intense rival Bob Green (Alec Baldwin) must work together in the unforgiving environment.
A ferocious kodiak bear represents their personal conflict; relentless and monstrous, it gradually becomes something that has to be confronted rather than avoided. All the while, the two men find their human natures eroded to merely that which is needed to survive, or at least to outlive the other.
Thrilling, intelligent film-making.