Based on “Deathwatch“ by Robb White, Beyond The Reach was directed by Jean-Baptiste Léonetti and stars Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine, Hanna Mangan Lawrence & Ronny Cox.
Premise: A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.
Review: I liked how it was all set up, we get to know Ben (Jeremy Irvine) at first but what we actually get to know about him is what he has to live for. As for Madec (Michael Douglas) we quickly what he has to lose and the same time we get a glimpse of what kind of man he is before the hunting trip takes a turns for the worst.
Beyond The Reach wasn’t what I expected, I saw Madec as a hell of a lot more twisted then he actually is in the film. He is the villain of the story but his motives are understandable. I’m not condoning what he did, it just kinda makes sense. The circumstances put them into this situation, when I was hoping that Madec would have instigated it. The make up job on Jeremy Irvine is flawless, it looked really good, too bad that the story wasn’t as carefully crafted as the sunburn make up Irvine had. The ending was a bit of a disappointment and the movie could have had a little more tension but I enjoyed it none the less.
Beyond The Reach have you seen it? What did you think?