Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole star as the fearless Danish explorers who set out to recover the findings of the ill-fated 1906 mission to map the upper reaches of Greenland. It’s a true man-against-the elements drama, beautifully acted and exquisitely shot. The problem is that the story (and the resulting script) crawls slower than, well, two men trudging across the Arctic landscape. Sure, it’s an admirable history lesson and a testament to the power of the human spirit, but that’s not enough to make it worth two hours of your time.

2/5 stars