Empire - 01/01/2009 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t exemplifies Kapadia's talent for casting vast landscapes onto a screen....The deliberate uncertainty creates a misty atmosphere of dread."
Total Film - 01/01/2009 3 stars out of 5 -- "Reminiscent of THE BEGUILED with a grisly gothic finale that recalls THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, Kapadia's pic tells a twisted yarn..."
Saiva (Michelle Yeoh, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA) and Anja (Michelle Krusiec) moved to the vast, severe stretches of the Arctic Circle to escape a tortured past. Despite the crushing isolation of the remote location, their arrangement affords a stable sense of peace until Loki (Sean Bean, NORTH COUNTRY) arrives and entangles them in a desperate, destructive romance.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Michelle Yeoh, Sean Bean and Michelle Krusiec star in this chilling epic thriller about the battle for survival, unexpected passion and the temptation of revenge. Haunted by a violent past, Saiva (Yeoh) and Anja (Krusiec) share an isolated, brutal existence in the desolate Arctic tundra. When Loki (Bean), a wounded stranger, enters their lives, a romance quickly develops, and the betrayal that follows leads to consequences as shocking as they are bloody.