9 of 14 people found this review helpful. Ben heads for a hidden grotto of water that he and his girlfriend had swum in, only to find it dried up as his sun-burnt body now freezes in the desert night.
Ruthless tycoon and trophy collector John Madec flaunts his $500,000 all-terrain vehicle in a small Mojave desert town, buying off the local sheriff to bag an endangered desert bighorn sheep. Although Beyond the Reach has some enjoyable moments and some real tension, it fails to make Madec's reasoning for his actions remotely believable. In the wilderness of Colorado teams compete in a Geocache treasure hunt that suddenly becomes a deadly game of survival.
On However, even though the unforgiving desert is limitless, on the other hand, so is the prey's desire to survive. Madec shoots the barrel. Madec is then killed by Ben. When Danny witnesses his stepfather Rick murder a man, Danny's father Frank has to protect his son from the greatest danger. On a family trip in the African desert, a research scientist unintentionally travels off course and is brutally murdered by an arms dealer. A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions. When Ben picks up his emergency transponder, Madec destroys it and berates Ben for breaking the deal. Meanwhile the supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not happy. Ben (Jeremy Irvine) carries a Remington 700 BDL rifle while leading the hunt for Madec. A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert. By sunset, Ben uses the map to find a wrist-brace slingshot and some marbles amongst a buried box of Charlie's personal effects. After an accidental killing, the rich man decides he will hunt his guide, when the guide refuses his bribe to stay quiet.
The sheriff solicits the young but experienced tracker Ben to guide Madec an hour outside of town into the canyon country of Shiprock. Who shall live and who shall die in this deadly cat-and-mouse game? Inspired by real events. Madec plans to report that Ben went mad, shot the prospector, and wandered off into the barren horizon alone. At the beginning of the film, Madec is a prideful blowhard. 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. Madec, an unscrupulous international entrepreneur, hires the skilled young tracker, Ben, to guide him through the barren Mojave Desert during a hunting trip. He's from Los Angeles, and is therefore clueless and very rich. Madec also uses the rifle. A small-town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride. With Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine, Martin Palmer, Hanna Mangan Lawrence. Michael Douglas is back as Madec, a character seemingly based loosely on the Gordon Gecko persona we all know well.
An armed Madec sneaks into their house as Ben and his girlfriend sleep and confronts them, but Ben's girlfriend shoots Madec using the same gun Ben gave to her. A District Attorney has his life turned upside down when he's involved in a hit and run and another man is arrested for his crime and charged with murder. Ben finds enough water inside of a barrel to survive. 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. The secret to Douglas's indomitable charisma is that, while he's always on the verge of blowing it, he almost never loses his behind-gritted-teeth cool. Truth be told, the story is unfortunately not the best part of this movie.