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A Lonely Place to Die Reviews

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Paul Chambers
April 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
March 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
John Gholson
February 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.
Shawn Levy
November 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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
November 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 7, 2011
Probably one of the most engrossing films in a truly lackluster year...
Glenn Lovell
November 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
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
September 19, 2011
Five c**ts go up a mountain. Far too many come down.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
September 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.

September 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
September 12, 2011
If you only see the first ten minutes of this film, you'll still get your money's worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
September 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 11, 2011
A violent, continually gripping thriller set in the Scottish Highlands.
September 10, 2011
An engaging and well-executed all-rounder in the crime horror stakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Caroline Jowett
Daily Express (UK)
September 9, 2011
This is a tough, no-nonsense tale made all the more effective by its brutal landscapes.
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
September 9, 2011
I almost died laughing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
September 8, 2011
This is a pretty neat thriller, and it could well take the Gilbey brothers to Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
September 8, 2011
Meant to feel remote and treacherous, the setting feels ruinously as though a group of ramblers might wander past at any moment giving the film a too boxed-in, parochial feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
September 8, 2011
Watch it for the well-shot action, rather than for the thin plot and dialogue which mainly consists of people stating the blindingly obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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