Arctic (2018) - Adventure, Drama

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A man stranded in the Arctic after a plane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Joe Penna
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 54 out of 226 found boring (23.89%)

One-line Reviews (156)

It's doubtful you'll see a more engaging or harrowing survival film than Joe Penna's Arctic.

To the background of the gorgeous panoramic views of a desolate ice-cold landscape, plays a story that is everything but innovative, guided by a dull musical score that might as well have been left behind.

A stunning and shocking film with a killer lead actor.

Very good - albeit slow paced film .

Boring as hell, but a stunning one man show .

It is the most boring survival movie I have ever seen.

I think the plot is very well but they can show us better, its boring.

For the bored ones, I'm not talking about having just missed the subway which will re-emerge in 2 minutes.

If u like slowly paced survivalist movie with harsh condiions, well look no further.

I really enjoyed it.

Boring movie (honest review) .

Super boring .

Don't get me wrong, it's a good movie, the performance is top notch as usual,photography is great, the locations are really compelling and some times the way the information is revealed is through clever ideas especially when it comes to narration and exposition.

It is unexpected.

Boring .

This intense dramatic film about survival had me on the edge of my seat the whole time!

Mads' performance is gripping and convincing.

Stunning performance from Mads Mikkelsen in a redudant man vs.

I enjoyed this film because it taught me about how unpredictable nature is and how to think through a difficult situation.

I usually like survival movies and actually one of my favorite genres.. but this was just plain and simple boring!

The arctic is scary, but mostly boring.

Brilliant storytelling and acting make for a mature compelling movie .

With a dearth of dialogue, and only the monotonous grind of survival in a harsh desert expanse, "Arctic" moves at a glacial pace, slowly gathering momentum in what turns out to be a gripping thriller.

Only, now it felt a bit empty.

The script was basic, the locations were appropriate, it's not too long, the ending was predictable, and I was sure they were not going to take any risks with this (could've been cool though).


predictable scenes and there is nothing new than what we have seen in trailer

Pointless .

Excellent cinematography, breathtaking scenery, good acting, too many flaws in the survival story, too many questions not answered.

Wonderfully minimalist, yet stunning cinematography and superb storytelling.

If i have 2 be honest, there were some boring scenes in the film, especially in the beginning from the movie.

This is a gritty survival film with a beautiful score, lush cinematography, honest performances and breathtaking sequences.

Surprisingly poignant and unequivocally engrossing.

The storyline was quite bland, and could not live up to the standards set in its competition with Castaway.

Great performance from Mads, but the movie itself is somewhat bland.

I feel that I'm kept on the edge of my seat throughout.

Ya boring .

But this one just becomes tedious after a while.

I remembered being amazed by a movie in which so little happened, but which was utterly riveting due to performances and intense slow pacing.

Look, Mads's performance was great, but the movie drags on for too long and is way too repetitive.

Very engaging from start to finish.

For a film that has very little dialogue this film is gripping and has you on the edge of your seat.

The premise had so much potential, but we get only dull, monotonous, boring scenes.

This was one of the most boring movies I have ever seen.

It's just a film of a man wondering around in the snow, to him it may have been days, weeks, who know, to us it's just one hour and half of pointless boredom.

Pacing is a bit slow though.

Terribly boring and overrated.

Arctic is an intensely realistic and harrowing experience brought to life with stunning cinematography, attention to detail and efficient pacing.

Had Me On The Edge Of My Seat The Whole Time.

boring .

On the edge of my seat to the very end.

Moreover the grit, determination & despair when we have reached our limits are shown in a gripping tale.

ok I get what they wanted us to witness but to watch the same and the same stuff again and again for 1 hour and a half it was tiresome.

Despite there being almost no dialogue in this movie and really only one person (the second is little more than a body for all intents and purposes), this is a totally engrossing watch.

The story seemed contrived and not natural.

I enjoyed this film because it taught me about how unpredictable nature is and how to think through a difficult situation.

What a waste of money .

Slow ride, take it easy .

Waste of your time.

So intense!

I think that could have filled in some of the time that felt repetitive.

No sense at all, boring and predictible.

It is very human , emotional, suspenseful, interesting...

There were several scenes either in caves or holes and in every case the faraway shot was too confusing to understand what the director was really trying to convey.

but it was very boring and I fell asleep a few times.

Boring throughout, kept waiting for something interesting to happen, never really did.

These kind of films are hard to make, not only because we have seen films alike, but also because its hard to keep people watching, and make it entertaining.

I wanted to really like the show but there just wasn't enough meat to leave me feeling satisfied.

Plus no story as others have mentioned.

it's average and tiresome.

For those who want to experience an unpredictable adventure,this is a great movie!!!

Boring, doesn't hold your attention.

The ending was just so intense and at the same time sad.

The scene where she opened her eyes a little and then closed them again had me on the edge of my seat.

It took me 3 time to watch the entire movie because i fall asleep twice.

This movie left me asking questions and pretty bored.

This intense dramatic film about survival had me on the edge of my seat the whole time!

Predictable .

Cliche story, acting show-off .

Pretty much a waste of time.

But if you like survival movies, man against nature, if you like great scenic shots (okay it's the arctic so it's white but nonetheless it's beautiful) then this movie is worth watching.

Too empty and negative.

Arctic is a pretty decent survival film that delivers from a performance by Mads Mikkelsen, some stunning snowy landscapes, and a wonderful music score.

The whole project feels very intimate and intense which makes it really special.

Boring .

Whilst this film had a predictable outcome, I thought the film was good.

It felt like a waste of time.

It's a true I like this kind of movies like cast away and other survival genres but this one is different, kept me on the edge of my seat and much more realistic.

Gripping from start to finish .

Boring .

Engrossing .

Enjoy a "slow" movie .

Intense .

This whole boring mess of a movie got on my nerves after half an hour.


Completely waste of time watching!

10/10 boring as regards the story and the plot.

This is the most drab, boring, pointless waste of space of a film i've ever seen and i've seen some boring drab in my time.

It's a good movie Most of the scenes in the film is non-verbal but very intense.

Looking for a more quiet, slow and realistic survival film -go for it!

Arctic is an intense survival drama that convinces with raw acting performances, beautifully bleak landscapes and a realistic plot that convinces from start to finish.

Even if there's hardly any dialogue, it is still very intense.

Waste of time .

Too boring, too slow.

Great acting, exciting, and unpredictable.

Boring .

The movie is boring and predictable.

Watch this movie if you want to fall asleep.

Looking for an exciting survival film, don't waste your time.

Very intense .

But read boring boring boring instead, because that was what it was.

Great directing, amazing cinematography, fascinating storytelling, fantastic acting.

"Arctic" is one film that as you watch is very visual as the picture as a whole has very little dialogue still the scenes are harrowing and stunning with drama like cliff hanging sequences that prove life is often a battle.

The directing was perfection, the cinematography on point, the visuals absolutely stunning, and the score just right.

The sad thing however, is that Arctic isn't quite as terrifying, high arty, or compelling as the films just mentioned.

Brilliant storytelling and acting make for a mature compelling movie

Unfortunately this movie was a complete waste of time.


Mads Mikkelson does an excellent job portraying despair in seemingly insurmountable odds, while also providing a tiny glint of hope that progresses throughout the movieAll in all, Arctic is a thrilling movie about survival and the strength of the human spirit.

There is boring girl, although whole movie and all characters are boring.

Big fan when it comes to these types of movies but this one was a bit too boring for my taste.

You can't really expect too much story or dialogue in this kind of movie (or even backstory), but I still enjoyed it for what it was.

Bored to Death!

From start to finish, it was predictable.

In conclusion, Arctic's music by Joseph Trapanese is rousing and wholly baseline for this type of genre.

I enjoyed it quite a lot even though you can expect what's coming.

Don't waste your time.

If anything, his work overshadows what's otherwise a predictable chain of events.

Bored to freaking death, keep showing same things from scene to scene!

Every single moment is deeply intense.

Performances and direction of this one was top notch and this is what makes this one worth watching in the cinema !

Mads Mikkelson is a master at non-verbally displaying and conveying deep human emotion and intense suffering.

Wow worst movie ever .

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Overall this film was just breathtaking, exciting and heartfelt.

Albeit a few predictable elements, Arctic is gorgeous film to watch.

So boring as hell, but a stunning one man show which makes you feel freezing in your seat.

Pretty pointless survival equipment.

i found it tedious and boring.

This movie will keep you on the edge the whole time.

We were on the edge of our seats the whole way through, just willing for something to go right for Overgard in what was a singular nightmare, being lost in the Arctic.

This movie is so boring, pathetic and total waste of time.

Worth watching for sure.

Good interpretation thought but empty as an empty ice dessert, that's all.

Technically this is a sound film, I'm still in shock of the entire polar bear sequence, it was breathtaking and heart pulsing.

All the way through it was so exciting.

All the reviews here are really overrated.. this movie was really really boring.

terribly boring to say the least - don't waste time on it .

Slow and predictable.

I've seen this actor in another film and yet again a great performance from him, this movie is well worth the watch,wrap up warm as it'll make you feel cold , a big thumbs up 👍🏻

In what could have been a typical Hollywoody film scenario, "Arctic" achieves that rarified of cinematic accomplishments: a riveting, uncompromising tale of action and reaction, with meticulous, tedious pacing that feels chillingly real.

Most empty story ever .

The story is incredibly boring as well.

But this movie was so intense from start to finish.

Surprisingly poignant and unequivocally engrossing; Mikkelsen gives a tour-de-force turn .

Very slow, very predictable, very disappointing end.