Apr 1, 2020
...the script had an authentic feel throughout. Even as twists and turns developed, the heart and logic of the thriller remained intact.
Nov 27, 2018
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.
Apr 9, 2012
Despite the many faults with the story (particularly the logic), there's good action and the film moves well once it gets started. Lots of running, climbing and dodging bullets. You could do worse.
Mar 7, 2012
I never expect much from a small-studio or low-budget thriller because they're usually disappointing. But "A Lonely Place to Die" is a cut above them, with only minor logic plot points getting in the way.
Feb 3, 2012
It's simply too good to label it a misfire, but the film starts from the gate with such a confident, breathless level of suspense that it's a shame that it can't be maintained.
Nov 17, 2011
It's a deeply satisfying entertainment filled with energy and made with savvy and cinematic wit. And it marks Gilbey as a director to keep an eye on.
Nov 10, 2011
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 7, 2011
Probably one of the most engrossing films in a truly lackluster year...
Nov 2, 2011
... a small find ... Plucking ideas from 'Deliverance,' 'The Most Dangerous Game' and half a dozen North Face adventures -- the Gilbeys have fashioned one of the year's more unnerving thrillers
Sep 19, 2011
Five c**ts go up a mountain. Far too many come down.
Sep 18, 2011
This is high-end cinema, let down only by the lack of any obvious subtext to earth all its on-the-edge thrills.
Sep 15, 2011
A solid effort that should entertain viewers, In A Lonely Place To Die owes more to the character-driven suspense of The River Wild than the overblown action of Cliffhanger, and it's great to see a British attempt at the genre.
Sep 14, 2011
Amped-up camera work - including vertigo inducing POV shots - are thrown in to create the illusion of a film that is much more kinetic and fast-paced than it really is, but it counts for zip when the rest of the film is so inert.
Sep 12, 2011
If you only see the first ten minutes of this film, you'll still get your money's worth.
Sep 12, 2011
Melissa George's Scottish accent is absolutely dreadful, but the smart script and wince-inducing action make it hard to notice or care all that much.
Sep 11, 2011
A violent, continually gripping thriller set in the Scottish Highlands.
Sep 10, 2011
An engaging and well-executed all-rounder in the crime horror stakes.
Sep 9, 2011
This is a tough, no-nonsense tale made all the more effective by its brutal landscapes.
Sep 9, 2011
I almost died laughing.
Sep 9, 2011