BackcountryAlex and Jenn are seen leaving the city in their SUV headed toward backcountry area. Jenn is seen throughout the beginning glued to her cellphone. They arrive at the visitor center and are greeted by the park ranger. On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad, a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex';;s desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push further and further into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way.
Actors of "Backcountry"
Directors of "Backcountry"Adam MacDonaldBirthdate: 16 May 1977, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Creators of "Backcountry"Adam MacDonaldBirthdate: 16 May 1977, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Critic Reviews of "Backcountry"Globe and MailAugust 28, 2015
Backcountry thrives in the close-quarter details: the verbal knife-pricks of a dying relationship, the jangling impact of the smallest sounds breaking silence, that dread certainty that you're completely lost and it's getting dark.Los Angeles TimesMarch 26, 2015
"Backcountry" inevitably brings on the bloody, but it finds atmospheric ways to depict how the bucolic hush of a nature getaway can morph into a survival nightmare for the unprepared.VarietyMarch 23, 2015
A couple of weekend backpackers face off against man and beast in director Adam MacDonald's accomplished, blunt-force wilderness adventure.New York Magazine/VultureMarch 20, 2015
It's beautifully tense and well-acted - the kind of modest genre picture we don't see enough of these days.RogerEbert.comMarch 20, 2015
Apparently inspired by a true story that the movie made me very much not want to look up, which I suppose may be taken by some to be a token of its effectiveness.Reel Film ReviewsJanuary 19, 2016
Backcountry ultimately feels like a short film that's been clumsily expanded to a feature-length running time.Reeling ReviewsJanuary 03, 2016
Backcountry will make some think twice about going into the woods for vacation.PopMattersJanuary 03, 2016
The film's main source of anxiety remains the lone, terrified figure, thoroughly unprepared for the savage beast who attacks, and faced at last by an uncaring natural world.About.comJanuary 03, 2016
MacDonald does a nice job of building up to an emotional finale that doesn't betray his dedication to brutal realism.NerdistJanuary 02, 2016
Given that most killer bear movies are either intentionally cheesy or unwittingly inept, it's nice to see a new one that takes the concept seriously and forgoes easy splatter in favor of some strong, simple, sustained suspense.Seattle WeeklyNovember 12, 2015
Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you, as the philosopher Sam Elliott said. Backcountry succeeds by not straying far from that core belief.
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