Tyler Labine and Chace Crawford play estranged brothers who journey to a remote family cabin in the mountains. Buried resentment and bruised egos soon derail the plan and when the smoke clears they’ve destroyed their car and burned down the cabin. With their very survival at stake, they must learn to work together to get back to civilization. (NR – 90 minutes)
“Mountain Men” entices viewers to accompany its characters on their trek up to a snowy hilltop with the promise of goofy laughs and the potential for emotional resonance. But then it strands them there with dull drama and annoying arguments. Its abrupt tonal fluctuations make caring about its characters exceptionally difficult. You cannot laugh at them because they truly are in grave danger and you cannot empathize with them because they were never that likeable in the first place. The fact that its resolution is as light as a feather is the final nail in its coffin.