“Mine” allows Armie Hammer to flex his acting muscle. Unfortunately, this should’ve been a short film instead of feature length. While Hammer carries the weight of a soldier trapped in a mine field, the narrative suffers from excessive padding. Too many flashbacks and overusing a local native makes the film drag. Still, Hammer is quite the underrated actor.
Basically, Hammer plays a soldier trapped in the middle of a mine field for the next 52 hours. His military pals are coming in to rescue him, but they have to wait for conditions to improve enough. A local native helps give Hammer some water and other things, but Hammer is pretty much left in the desert to fight predators, deal with a sand storm and conquer his heat hallucinations. Honestly, I think these kinds of films are benefited when they take the approach of a movie like “Locke”.
If one actor is going to be your focus, then stay on top of them. Study their face, their emotional response and how they interact with the environment. So much modern appreciation for acting has been lost to the false allure of glamour. Acting like most crafts is to be admired and profiled. When “Mine” does that, it stands its ground.
- Deleted Scenes
- 2.40:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track