A movie that seems to split the reviewers down the middle, this is a love it or hate it excercise in filmaking.
Simple plot - three young Americans stuck on a ski lift high in the air, in freezing conditions, after the absent minded resort staff shut it down, and the slopes, not realising they still have members of the public on the said ski lift and at the resort.
So stuck high in the air with little chance of getting down,knowing they could be there for a very cold, long time, they must battle the elements and of course each other as they bicker about there hopeless situation.
Whilst this is low budget, it is actually very well made, and the three leads go through the motions, of stress, fear and desperation quite well, with out ever feeling annoying or over the top, although granted at the start of the movie they are a little cocky, but that may well be for the better as when the drama kicks in they become more human in the way they potray how scared they are.
This is a survival drama, as action is little on the ground, despite the introduction of some hungry wolves looking for there human supper.
At a short run time, with a couple of tense stunts, as the three attempt to get down, and a couple of very gory and bone crunching scenes, this is not a masterpiece, but a reasonable survival thriller, that takes an unusual scenario and plays it tense and straight, rather than being obsurd or sensational (well maybe a bit over the top with those pesky wolves).
In three words - Worth a watch.