The Mountain Between Us movie reviews: How do Idris Elba and Kate Winslet fare?

There’s been many disaster movies over the years, but what about a romantic one? That’s the theme here for Elba and Winslet’s The Mountain Between Us.

The synopsis reads: “Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must work together to endure the extreme elements of the remote, snow-covered terrain. 

“Realising that help is not on the way, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing each other to survive and discovering their inner strength.”

Reviews have arrived and the film has received a generally average and mixed response, garnering 52% on Rotten Tomatoes. Here are some of the highlights.

Two compelling leads and a mix of adventure and romance. It’s a pleasant experience, if not one that will linger long in the memory.

The Hollywood Reporter
An easily digestible love story-cum-survival tale that tosses two excellent actors in the snow and lets them do their thing.

Idris Elba and Kate Winslet sell the characters and situation fully, establishing a deep relationship that will enthral audiences.

The Mountain Between Us is a mediocre film that has been elevated by two very good actors signing on to the project.

A movie in which neither the subzero temperature nor the romantic heat penetrates more than skin deep.

The Independent
The real disappointment here is how conventional the storytelling becomes and how little the two leads are challenged in anything other than the most obvious way.

The Guardian
Elba and Winslet give it their frowning and emoting best, getting actorishly in each other’s eyelines. … But I never fully believed in their danger or their emotional connection.

The Mountain Between Us will be released in UK cinemas on October 6, 2017.

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