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'The Mountain Between Us' peaks with Kate Winslet and Idris Elba's chemistry, but crashes as a survival story

'The Mountain Between Us' peaks with Kate Winslet and Idris Elba's chemistry, but crashes as a survival story

"The Mountain Between Us" is an uneasy hybrid of a film, and its successes and disappointments show the benefits and drawbacks of hitching your film to a pair of stars.

We're not talking about just any stars here, this is the gifted Oscar winner Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, magnetic and compelling from HBO's landmark "The Wire" to today.

More than that, the project is taken from a bestselling novel by Charles Martin and is directed by Hany Abu-Assad, two of whose films, the exceptional "Paradise Now" and "Omar," were Oscar nominees for foreign language film.

Though "The Mountain Between Us" is being sold as a survival...

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