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Arthur Penn United States, 1987

Mcpeer's rating of the film Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter has a tremendous build and concept but is failed by it's last act. It's very disappointing that contrivances and general stupidity get in the way of what should have been a grade A thriller. I love watching more of Penn's work and Dead of Winter is a highly overlooked and underrated film. It's a shame the end is such as mess because the build is really that good. Too bad it cannot sustain itself.