Alpha

Alpha

Alpha

Kodi Smit-McPhee (X-Men: Apocalypse) is a caveman fighting for survival after a hunting expedition goes awry in this Ice Age thriller from director Albert Hughes (From Hell).

While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone, he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

2017Rating: PG, Mild survival themes and sense of peril96 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

Alpha, a spectacular prehistoric eye-candy survival yarn, is enthralling in a square and slightly stolid way.

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Time Out

Time Out

Evidently, facts aren't terribly important here (even the movie's title comes from a civilisation that's still millennia away), but if you can get past that, there's a moderately gripping tale of survival and natural kinship to be had.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Hughes, who for many years cocreated films with his twin brother, Allen, and here makes his solo feature debut, 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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Comfort food, yes, but more edible than many another burnt offering.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

It is most certainly a tonic in an age when every blockbuster film feels like part of some endless multiverse-cum-marketing scheme.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Enjoyably old-fashioned in its narrative but crisply modern in technique, it is engaging enough even for those of us with no soft spot for pets.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It's a family movie but one unafraid to show some very sharp teeth.

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