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Owen Gleiberman
October 10, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Last Winter

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
107 minutes
Limited Release Date
09/19/07
performer
James LeGros, Ron Perlman, Connie Britton
director
Larry Fessenden
distributor
IFC First Take
author
Larry Fessenden, Robert Leaver
genre
Horror, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an B

Who said that an environmental horror film couldn’t be didactic and spooky at the same time? In The Last Winter, Larry Fessenden’s B-movie Arctic chiller (it’s like the 1951 The Thing with more ethereal demons), life slowly unravels for a team of oil-company workers who are out to establish an Alaskan drilling station. Are the mishaps merely accidents? Or is the tundra, unfrozen by global warming, taking its vengeance? Die-hard greenies may find this as unsettling as it’s meant to be. For everyone else, it’s closer to an atmospheric act of recycling. B

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