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Alpha
Kodi Smit-Mcphee and Natassia Malthe




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Abandoned after his first hunt in the prehistoric Ice Age, a young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is left to withstand the hostile wilderness on his own. He soon encounters and befriends a deserted wolf, and the two learn what it takes to survive as a brutal winter approaches in this action-packed thriller. Directed by Albert Hughes.

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Overview

Abandoned after his first hunt in the prehistoric Ice Age, a young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is left to withstand the hostile wilderness on his own. He soon encounters and befriends a deserted wolf, and the two learn what it takes to survive as a brutal winter approaches in this action-packed thriller. Directed by Albert Hughes.

Main Cast & Crew

Albert Hughes - Director
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Natassia Malthe
Leonor Varela
Johannes Haukur Johannesson
Mercedes de la Zerda
Jens Hulten
Marcin Kowalczyk
Priya Rajaratnam
Spencer Bogaert
Patrick Flanagan

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Digital Copy)
  • Run Time: 96
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396499218
  • Genre: Action
  • Rating: PG-13 (some intense peril)
  • Release Date: November 2018

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Prehistoric
Thriller
Families
Friendships
Ancient History

 

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Reviews:
"Enjoyably old-fashioned in its narrative but crisply modern in technique, it is engaging..." - 08/15/2018 Hollywood Reporter


"[A] spectacular prehistoric eye-candy survival yarn....It’s the tale of a young hunter stranded in the wilderness, who proves his manhood and becomes best friends with a wolf, and it’s like a Disney adventure fueled by a higher octane of visual dazzle..." - 08/14/2018 Variety


3 stars out of 4 -- "The best feature of ALPHA is its imagery, which is absolutely stunning....Hughes, his cinematographer Martin Gschlacht and the visual effects team create a world that is as beautiful as it is dangerous, often framing the characters in the center of a vast, almost endless landscape." - 08/17/2018 RogerEbert.com


"[Mr. Hughes] is a sharp and engaged visual storyteller. It’s a pleasure to see him working in expansive wide-screen, a fitting format for his chops." - 08/16/2018 New York Times


"The film’s plusses include jaw-dropping cinematography of lunar-looking landscapes, filmed in rural Canada and Iceland....Smit-McPhee is also quite affecting..." - 08/16/2018 Washington Post


"[I]t's often gorgeous, using what looks like a blend of natural splendor and judicious computer-generated tweaks to produce a landscape that looks genuinely otherworldly." - 08/15/2018 A.V. Club


3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a story about learning and earning leadership, about respecting the world around you, about surviving not just on wits and grit but by working in tandem with others." - 08/15/2018 Rolling Stone


3 stars out of 5 -- "It’s a very linear story, a simple journey home adventure, cleanly directed by Hughes and beautifully shot by Martin Gschlacht." - 08/24/2018 Empire

 

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