A callow 14-year-old city boy (Josh Wiggins) joins his reclusive estranged father (Matt Bomer) for a hunting trip in the snowy wilds of Montana.

However, what starts as a rite of passage turns into a grim ordeal when disaster strikes.

Based on a short story by David Quammen, this outdoors adventure by twin directors Alex and Andrew Smith is an engaging combination of coming-of-age tale and rugged survival drama.

As the stakes mount, the duo’s prickly bonding proves more and more affecting, with the relationship gaining extra depth from flashbacks showing Bomer’s awkward rapport with his own father (Bill Pullman).

The locations look stunning, too.