Josh Hartnett

Survival tale '6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain' never manages to heat up

Survival tale '6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain' never manages to heat up

Making like James Franco in “127 Hours,” Josh Hartnett fights for his life in the foreboding Sierra Nevadas in “6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain,” a fittingly chilly but dramatically glacial survival thriller.

Based on the real-life 2004 experience of former pro-hockey player Eric LeMarque, whose eight-day ordeal was recounted in his faith-based novel, “Crystal Clear,” the film begins with Hartnett’s LeMarque already battling a stubborn crystal meth addiction when he decides to take his snowboard out to an unsanctioned, isolated stretch of Mammoth Mountain.

It doesn’t take long before he’s stranded in a fierce snowstorm and, armed with only an out-of-service flip-phone, an MP3...

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