Unfortunately, things will take a turn for the unexpected, when prideful Madec shoots the wrong target unintentionally, and in a cynical attempt to wash his hands of the irrevocable deed, tries to bribe himself out of this predicament by offering Ben a hefty compensation in exchange for his silence. Sign In. Back in town, Madec escapes from police custody during a bathroom break to board a helicopter that he solicited using his one phone call. Lots of hasty decisions without thinking.Anyway, this isn't going to the Oscars but it is somehow watchable and 90 minutes pass relative quickly if you don't mind the, in my opinion, incoherent plot. It was released on April 17, 2015, by Roadside Attractions . " Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times gave the film a negative review, saying "Beyond the Reach is a grueling, unsatisfying thriller that fails the logic test in spectacular ways. Who shall live and who shall die in this deadly cat-and-mouse game? ", "Toronto: Jeremy Irvine to Star Opposite Michael Douglas in 'The Reach, "Michael Douglas movie starts filming Saturday", "Toronto Film Festival: Michael Douglas continues to reach", "Toronto: Lionsgate/Roadside Land Michael Douglas Thriller 'The Reach' For $2 Million - Deadline", "Michael Douglas' ludicrous 'Beyond the Reach' falls way short", "Review: 'Beyond the Reach' a drama beyond comprehension", "Sensible, sensitive tracker vs. entitled, immoral hunter", "Desert Dancer, Beyond the Reach, The Dead Lands, Dior & I, Monkey Kingdom", "Review: 'Beyond the Reach' plot stretches beyond the pale", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beyond_the_Reach&oldid=983544547, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 20:52. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him... See full summary », Madec, an unscrupulous international entrepreneur, hires the skilled young tracker, Ben, to guide him through the barren Mojave Desert during a hunting trip. The sheriff solicits the young but experienced tracker Ben to guide Madec an hour outside of town into the canyon country of Shiprock. Madec puts another bullet from Ben's gun into the corpse, and after explaining how he can now blackmail Ben with questions of who was the actual killer, offers Ben a deal: Madec will put him through college with a finance major and give him a $300,000 dollar-a-year job in return for his complicity in covering up the crime. Beyond the Reach is a 2014 American adventure thriller film directed by Jean-Baptiste Léonetti and written by Stephen Susco. View production, box office, & company info. A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.  On September 7, 2014, Roadside Attractions picked up the distribution rights to the film for $2 million. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Ben goes to his girlfriend and promises not to leave her side again. But the actual plot after the "thing" that will go wrong seems like ridiculous to me and to the people I know they saw the movie. Nick Riganas. Something goes wrong and the two start a conflict that can't end well.Michael Douglas still has a solid presence in the screen and you get to see some wild landscape. ", Linda Barnard of the Toronto Star gave the film three out of four stars, saying "Douglas is in his element and the throwback, stylized look of the production makes Beyond the Reach an entertaining hit of escapist fun. Madec keeps watch with his vehicle's high-powered floodlights. A man finds himself deep in debt and is coerced to board a ship that hosts a risky gambling party. It is based on the 1972 novel Deathwatch by Robb White and stars Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine, and Ronny Cox. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 36%, based on 69 reviews, with a rating of 4.95/10. Was this review helpful to you?