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      The Last Winter

      2006 1 hr. 47 min. Mystery & Thriller Horror List
      76% 51 Reviews Tomatometer 34% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Sent to evaluate the environmental impact of oil drilling in the Arctic, James Hoffman (James Le Gros) clashes with the drilling crew's chief (Ron Perlman), who wants to get the job done. Strange events begin to plague the crew, and they are soon cut off from the outside world. Hoffman and the crew feel the full force of Mother Nature's wrath, and there is no visible escape. Read More Read Less

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      The Last Winter creatively and effectively uses horror tactics -- fear, tension, anticipation, and just enough gore -- to shock, but never repulse, its audience.

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      Thom G The Last Winter" begins with a brilliant idea and a crucial social message. Unfortunately, the film merely revolves around these ideas and messages without sufficiently developing or elaborating on them. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review Tim V Original great plot just needs to tweak everything into one pot! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/09/23 Full Review Audience Member The creative team seems far more concerned about advancing global warming alarmism than advancing a suspenseful or even coherent plot.. Sadly, the characters are about as real as Al Gore’s most irrational climate threats. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/07/21 Full Review Audience Member The audience score doesn't make much sense. I'm guessing it's from people who saw it as global warming environmentalist propaganda OR they made the mistake of not viewing it during the winter while in a cold weather climate. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member The last winter 12.2.21 5.6/0. Well, don't know what to say about that. I like Ron Perlmam. Think I've seen it before but still, not sure it answers any questions! D.B. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Emil T Similar to an evergrowing number of today's films, Larry Fessenden's The Last Winter borrowed a page out of the everyday headlines, tackling the topical subject of global warming as the backbone of its unconventional plot. Set in the isolated Alaskan tundra, The Last Winter is a different kind of horror-thriller, using the seeming spirits of caribou-like creatures as the foe (its not as bad as you might think), rather than psychos in masks or ghosts with grudges. Ron Perlman trades in his Hellboy get-up for winter boots and a parka, as the leader of a group of oil scouts who are each brought to the edge of sanity, one by one. A mysterious force infects the group--mostly made up of Hollywood nobodies--before it allegedly spreads to neighbouring towns, and possibly the rest of the planet, much like the repercussions of a global warming. A "horror" movie in which the Earth is the bad guy doesn't exactly send shivers up your spine, but Fessenden (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) somehow finds the terror of this very real possibililty and conveys it well onscreen, and with almost no special effects to speak of. He uses the bitter surroundings of Alaska's most unforgiving regions and the shortfallings of the relatable characters to provide us with one of the most original "horror" movies in recent years. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/21 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Fear Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 Oct 18, 2008 Full Review John Monaghan Detroit Free Press Fessenden, who directed, produced, cowrote, edited and even has a part in the film rightly values mood at least as much as he does delivering more abominable snow monsters. Rated: 3/4 Oct 12, 2007 Full Review Cheryl Eddy io9.com It may at times come across a bit heavy-handed, but its message is still a timely and valuable one, showing a microcosm driven to total collapse by a planet that’s ready to kick humans out of the ecosystem for good. Sep 14, 2022 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com Shot on location in Iceland and unfortunately hobbled by a bit of third act CGI that compromises the rather compelling ecological message. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 20, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's a pro-environmental apocalyptic shocker that works as a thinking man's ghost story pic. Rated: B+ Nov 3, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Sent to evaluate the environmental impact of oil drilling in the Arctic, James Hoffman (James Le Gros) clashes with the drilling crew's chief (Ron Perlman), who wants to get the job done. Strange events begin to plague the crew, and they are soon cut off from the outside world. Hoffman and the crew feel the full force of Mother Nature's wrath, and there is no visible escape.
      Director
      Larry Fessenden
      Executive Producer
      Jeanne Levy-Hinte, Sigurjon Sighvatsson
      Screenwriter
      Larry Fessenden, Robert Leaver
      Production Co
      Glass Eye Pix, Antidote Films
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Sep 19, 2007
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 27, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $32.9K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby
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