I picked this one to watch because I like a lot of snow and snowbound adventures/misadventures; while not being wildly original and despite that gorgeous Lefevre being shown too little, it does feature Kinnaman's acting chops in quite a genuine portrayal. Having seen him in other stuff here and there, I was impressed. The story could be run on Lifetime's night lineup, but it's not reducible to that – the series of worsening events snowball inexorably without steering too hard toward this or that direction, holding on to a steady thread of realism. It's something to check out for a late chill-out, especially if curious about Kinnaman's role and work.
Reviewed by bombersflyup2 / 10
Edge of Winter is thin and unexplainable, dunno.
A psychotic father threatens and holds his sons captive. Doesn't engage, no suspense, nothing redeeming. Did Elliot forget his medication? Kinnaman's an excellent actor, I've seen it... So this is bad, a very nothing piece. The younger son, fairly annoying.
Reviewed by Leofwine_draca5 / 10
Well-acted, low-key, predictable
EDGE OF WINTER is a low key thriller set in the wilds of the Canadian north. It's a small scale movie, a three-hander for much of the running time, in which a couple of surprisingly ordinary and non-annoying brothers are sent off to stay with their crazy estranged father, played by Joel Kinnaman of EASY MONEY fame. When they confess a new development to him, the news sends him off the deep end and he becomes possessive to extreme levels. It's an intriguing slice of psycho-thriller with a greater emphasis on realism than usual; the performances are generally good, both from the kids (including future Spider-man Tom Holland) and from Kinnaman too. As a thriller, it's not particularly suspenseful, and it does suffer from becoming increasingly predictable as it goes on. Still, it's worth a look if you're a fan of the cast.