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One of the bleakest films of 2018 and shouldn’t be seen by anyone expecting a few lighthearted jump-scares.
A solid follow-up to "The Equalizer" and an effectively understated entry into the 2018 summer movie sweepstakes.
Despite drawbacks related to the casting of Keanu Reeves, "Siberia" is well-paced, offers instances of tension, and doesn’t cheat at the end.
Although the production is too long and overreaches, it has a bizarre, crazy appeal that’s difficult to shrug off.
Light on backstory and details and strong on adrenaline and testosterone...not unlike the three films that came before it.
Retains the edge-of-the-seat and nihilistic qualities of its predecessor, but there are shifts to the overall tone, which is neither as stark nor as ominous.
Falls prey to two common problems: (1) predictable, uninspired humor, and (2) inept attempts to inject drama into the proceedings during the last act.
With solid performances and a sensitive screenplay, "The Valley" offers a window overlooking a heartbreakingly common situation whose signs remain elusive.