A Lonely Place to Die

2011

A Lonely Place to Die

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Total Count: 31

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A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as they try to get the girl to safety.

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Critic Reviews for A Lonely Place to Die

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (8)

  • Part high-altitude adventure movie, part kidnapping caper film, "A Lonely Place to Die" is more exciting than smart, though that's not the worst thing you can say about a movie.

    Nov 10, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • I almost died laughing.

    Sep 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/5
  • This is a pretty neat thriller, and it could well take the Gilbey brothers to Hollywood.

    Sep 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The film's relentless momentum, coupled with Ali Asad's breathtaking location photography, distract us from the often two-dimensional supporting characters.

    Sep 7, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
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  • this vertiginous morality play ends as it begins, with the fate of several characters hanging in the balance.

    Aug 31, 2011
  • Admittedly, this isn't the greatest premise in the world, but with a good script and assured direction, greatness was still reachable. Unfortunately for everyone concerned, A Lonely Place to Die has neither.

    Nov 26, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Lonely Place to Die

  • Jun 16, 2015
    What starts out as a pretty decent mountaineering thriller soon turns survival horror movie and would have done well to keep it that way. The plot is abandoning the beautifully filmed Scottish Highlands way too soon just to add an urban showdown that feels so random, it's almost an entirely different film. Of course you can say at least things are never too predictable, but the way the scripts treats a couple of characters is pretty lackluster. Still, entertaining enough.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 01, 2014
    I was quite enjoying this flick, thanks to a well pulled mystery, to our heroes being no dummies, experienced mountaineers and to some glorious vistas. Then, it gives one too many twists and they're not exactly fully satisfying. Still, it's entertaining enough while it lasts, featuring a shitload of things happening at all times, making good use of its strengths, hiding most of its flaws away in the process.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2014
    This film's first half was definitely better than the second half. I found that the film, when focusing on some very real fears during the rock climbing sections, fear of heights or fear of your equipment malfunctioning, and I thought that was really cool. On top of that, you have these men trying to murder this group of people who're just trying to do the right thing, even if the situation is more complicated than they originally imagined. It had good tension. And I think the film lost sight of that once it started bringing in other elements, like Darko and the group of mercenaries his employer hired to find the people that kidnapped his daughter. They handle this group mysteriously at first, but once Alison and Ed make it back to civilization with the girl, the movie becomes a generic hostage thriller. It completely forgot what made it good in the first place and it switched to something that wasn't nearly as good as it was before. It also became very apparent, during the last 20 minutes or so, that the film had a minuscule budget. There was just something very noticeable about it, something that wasn't there when they were in the mountains. I think the film became too focused on its action and I didn't find that it looked particularly good. Overall, though, this film was a pretty good one with some very big flaws that keep it from being better. It still has some very good tension and some decent acting. I just found that the third act wasn't that good.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
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