Lost in the Barrens Reviews

  • Mar 25, 2015

    I really like stories about enemies put in survival situations and having to work together, then becoming good friends. It's a good movie, but nothing special. You have two boys returning from school, one forced into a new culture and the other trying to rediscover his. There's not much action in the movie. It's more about friendship and learning new skills. A good movie for kids. Adults might not appreciate it so much.

    I really like stories about enemies put in survival situations and having to work together, then becoming good friends. It's a good movie, but nothing special. You have two boys returning from school, one forced into a new culture and the other trying to rediscover his. There's not much action in the movie. It's more about friendship and learning new skills. A good movie for kids. Adults might not appreciate it so much.

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    John B Super Reviewer
    Feb 26, 2013

    I think it is quite telling that Bart the Bear is considered to be the most famous actor in the cast. He certainly added to the mix and raised it up briefly from being a dull CBC coming of age drama. Okay to show your eight year old but mainly forgettable.

    I think it is quite telling that Bart the Bear is considered to be the most famous actor in the cast. He certainly added to the mix and raised it up briefly from being a dull CBC coming of age drama. Okay to show your eight year old but mainly forgettable.

  • May 22, 2012

    It wasn't the worst thing I have ever watched, but it wasn't even clos to being good. The dialouge was pretty bad and some of the acting could have been better. But the circumstances in wich everything unfolds are just so avoidable and stupid that it makes you think that the director must have thought the people watching this would have below average IQs. Oh well it did kill an hour and a half on a lazy afternoon.

    It wasn't the worst thing I have ever watched, but it wasn't even clos to being good. The dialouge was pretty bad and some of the acting could have been better. But the circumstances in wich everything unfolds are just so avoidable and stupid that it makes you think that the director must have thought the people watching this would have below average IQs. Oh well it did kill an hour and a half on a lazy afternoon.

  • May 22, 2012

    Very unrealistic and poorly acted, still it could have been much worse.

    Very unrealistic and poorly acted, still it could have been much worse.

  • May 22, 2012

    It's really a good film if you haven't seen it. It's hard to find, though.

    It's really a good film if you haven't seen it. It's hard to find, though.

  • May 22, 2012

    classic film right out of the novel

    classic film right out of the novel

  • May 22, 2012

    One of my all time favorites. Watched it over and over as a kid.

    One of my all time favorites. Watched it over and over as a kid.

  • May 22, 2012

    Quite good for a low-budget flick.

    Quite good for a low-budget flick.

  • May 22, 2012

    This is a great adventure story about life in the Arctic. An orphaned teen is sent to live with his uncle in the far north after the money to keep him at a private school runs out. At first he is bitter, but then he ends up in an adventure with a Native American boy his age. The casting, scenery, and story line are all top-notch. A wonderful adventure story for the family, worth seeing again and again.

    This is a great adventure story about life in the Arctic. An orphaned teen is sent to live with his uncle in the far north after the money to keep him at a private school runs out. At first he is bitter, but then he ends up in an adventure with a Native American boy his age. The casting, scenery, and story line are all top-notch. A wonderful adventure story for the family, worth seeing again and again.

  • May 22, 2012

    A pretty good survival film. The remoteness of northern Canada is simply astounding.

    A pretty good survival film. The remoteness of northern Canada is simply astounding.