When Mike, (Liam Neeson) and his brother, Gurty, (Marcus Thomas) are fired from their long haul trucking jobs, they are hired by Goldenrod, (Lawrence Fishburne) to form part of a rescue team who have been sent to rescue trapped diamond miners.
Mike is an expert driver, while Gurty who has intellectual difficulties due to post traumatic stress following his time as a soldier is a mechanic. They are joined on their mission by ex-con Tanto, whose brother, Cody is one of the trapped miners.
The route to safe the minors will take the drivers over extremely tricky conditions over the ice roads in Winnipeg, however, there is a catch, the ice road trucking season has been over for a month and with the roads starting to thaw the government in Manitoba has shutdown the roads.
The team manage to get the road reopened however, have they taken on more than they can handle?
As they set off on their 300 mile journey none of them could foresee the dangers that they would face as they attempt to deliver a drill that will enable the trapped minors to be freed.
Neeson, is as always great in a role we are used to seeing him in where he portrays this tough guy exterior but in reality he is kind at heart.
This may simply be a simple rescue mission however, all is not as it seems.
The Ice Road is currently available on Amazon Prime and Ireland and Netflix in the UK and elsewhere.