Retreat Reviews

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
February 11, 2013
Retreat sports some high-caliber actors in a claustrophobic home-invasion thriller a la Straw Dog that offers up some truly thrilling moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 22, 2012
Retreat inevitably (and lamentably) establishes itself as a generic and hopelessly uninvolving thriller that grows more and more tedious as it progresses.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
February 1, 2012
A suspenseful and well-performed "home invasion" thriller with a nasty biological twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Nordine
Slant Magazine
October 24, 2011
Retreat's wheels are constantly spinning, but they're not always taking us anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Neil Smith
Total Film
October 16, 2011
Tense if rather monotonously bleak, it's a shame Jason Isaacs and David Tennant didn't co-star as originally planned.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 16, 2011
Tibbetts's passable thriller deploys on terra firma a plot similar to Charles Williams's nautical noir novel Dead Calm: a grieving couple's supposedly healing holiday is disrupted by a malevolent nutter.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 15, 2011
Smartly directed, intriguingly twisty and frequently tense thriller that's given an extra edge thanks to an engagingly complex turn from Jamie Bell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
October 14, 2011
A well-shot and directed telling of a claustrophobic tale which turns from thriller to horror story by the end. Only if you can't suspend your disbelief will it fail to keep you watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
October 14, 2011
Excellent performances from the cast elevate this otherwise slightly flawed a hokey interloper story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 13, 2011
This is a neat, well-crafted three-hander, making good use of its location; it really is a meaty role for Bell, who lets rip in what might be his most eye-catching part since Billy Elliot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
October 13, 2011
Thandie Newton is the disappointed wife of Cillian Murphy in an end-of-marriage Straw Dogs-style horror flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
October 8, 2011
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