Big Game

In the snowy wilds of Finland, a 13-year-old boy (Onni Tommila) armed with a bow and arrow proves the unlikely saviour of Samuel L Jackson's imperilled US president

In the snowy wilds of Finland, a 13-year-old boy (Onni Tommila) armed with a bow and arrow proves the unlikely saviour of Samuel L Jackson’s imperilled US president.

The puny son of a legendary local hunter, Tommila is striving to complete a coming-of-age ritual by spending 24 hours alone in the mountains when the president’s escape pod, ejected from Air Force One during an attack, crashes near his camp.

With bazooka-wielding terrorists on the duo’s trail, the ensuing action is reliably ridiculous in this uneven but engaging adventure.

Plucky Tommila and hapless Jackson make an amusing double act and the film’s most preposterous scenes – the fugitive pair bouncing and sliding down a mountain inside a freezer, for example – are pulled off with tongue-in-cheek gusto.

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