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Retreat Reviews

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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
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
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
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
Scott Weinberg
February 1, 2012
A suspenseful and well-performed "home invasion" thriller with a nasty biological twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Turner
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
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.
Peter Bradshaw
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
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
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

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
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