#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – David (Josh Wiggins), an urban teenager, journeys to rural Montana to hunt big game with his estranged, “off the grid” father, Cal (Matt Bomer). As they ascend deep into the wilderness, father and son struggle to connect on any level, until a brutal encounter leaves them both with serious injuries, forcing them into a struggle to survive. Based on the American short story “Walking Out.”
Plot: A city teen travels to Montana to go hunting with his estranged father, only for the strained trip to become a battle for survival when they encounter a grizzly bear.
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A slowly spun yarn lacking emotional depth or excitement.
I’m a simple moviegoer with pretty average expectations.
I saw this film the first weekend of Sundance 2017 without knowing too much about it. I was excited about it because I’m a fan of Matt Bomer and I had seen Josh Wiggins in another Sundance movie, Hellion, in 2014. I don’t often write film reviews but I’ve been wanting to share my thoughts on this movie since seeing it.
While the majority of this review is focused on the parts of the film I disliked, please understand that I did not find this film to be a disgrace and I’m not vehemently opposed to it. There’s a lot that I thought simply didn’t hit the mark or simply didn’t appeal to me. Before starting my tirade, though, I want to commend the film for its beautiful location and cinematography.
And here’s my tirade: I disliked the score as it felt out of place or ineffective at conveying the mood of the scene in most places.
I disliked the world building and character development. I cared very little about either protagonist because I didn’t really know anything about them. One is just a pretty normal kid from a broken family and the other is a guy who presumably spent his entire life hunting while taking a brief hiatus to father a child and then get a divorce.
On a similar note, the entire first hour of the movie (or the chance to learn more about the characters) was mostly just redundancy…and walking…lots of walking. Perhaps this was an artistic decision in order to help us empathize with David’s (the son) boredom or to articulate to the audience the patience of hunting and/or the depth to which the two are in the wild. In any case, as a film-goer, it was wearisome.
The climax of the movie happens a little over halfway through but the sense of danger is quickly diminished. I’m not some high octane junkie looking for action at every turn but I thought the movie lacked urgency or purpose. I was sorely disappointed to find that after a very slow crawl to a single moment of excitement, we return back to another very slow crawl until the end of the movie. There seemed to be a lot more potential for telling the story in a way that incited a heightened sense of fear. Instead, we got melancholy until the end.
For a film that is clearly meant to establish an emotional connection to its audience, it lacked a strong narrative and relatable characters.
Gritty realistic survival tale
Here in Australia we are told never to venture into the wilderness without a satellite phone. Needless to say our two characters here, brilliantly cast and played, don’t have one. The point of course is both the development of their relationship and then their survival. On the first count the coming together of father and son is prickly, disparagingly so for the audience. The father, at first, comes across as a bit of an all-my-way-now type of guy. Later we see him in a better light but only after the son starts acquiescing to his regime. The son is totally unprepared for such an adventure. It’s all very irritating for the movie’s first 30 minutes. Then there is the survival which I have to admit is a bit of an edge of your seat race against time. I thought the score perfect, moody violins setting a deep and contemplative, if perhaps tragic, tone, and I can see how many viewers would find such a little high-brow for an adventure movie. The score, for me, suited the wilderness. The cinematography was obviously professional, the vision a little unconventional, particularly as the camera leads in from odd angles. But it worked, conveying a beautiful, if stark, outdoors. There are various scenes throughout in regard to the wildlife which lifted one’s appreciation, a superb touch. As a survival movie I found Walking Out satisfying and well worth the watch. It’s not the most entertaining survival movie I’ve ever seen, but it definitely deserves my 8 out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Director Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith
Writer Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith, David Quammen
Actors Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins, Bill Pullman
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Cameras and Lenses by Panavision, Sony F55
Laboratory Light Iron (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A