A Lonely Place to Die Reviews

  • This is a pretty neat thriller, and it could well take the Gilbey brothers to Hollywood.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • 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.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • 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.

    Paul Chambers — CNNRadio

  • 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.

    James Plath — Movie Metropolis

  • 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.

    John Gholson — Movies.com

  • 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.

    Shawn Levy — Oregonian

  • Probably one of the most engrossing films in a truly lackluster year...

    Felix Vasquez Jr. — Cinema Crazed

  • ... 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

    Glenn Lovell — CinemaDope

  • (A Lonely Place to Die movie review at BBC Radio Five Live)

    Mark Kermode — BBC Radio Five Live

  • (A Lonely Place to Die movie review at Film School Rejects)

    Rob Hunter — Film School Rejects

  • Five c**ts go up a mountain. Far too many come down.

    Charlie Lyne — Ultra Culture

  • This is high-end cinema, let down only by the lack of any obvious subtext to earth all its on-the-edge thrills.

    Anton Bitel — Eye for Film

  • 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.

    Dean Essner — Film4

  • 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.

    Alistair Harkness — Scotsman

  • 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.

    Shaun Munro — What Culture

  • If you only see the first ten minutes of this film, you'll still get your money's worth.

    Graham Young — Birmingham Mail

  • A violent, continually gripping thriller set in the Scottish Highlands.

    Philip French — Observer [UK]

  • An engaging and well-executed all-rounder in the crime horror stakes.

    Lisa Giles-Keddie — Real.com

  • (A Lonely Place to Die movie review at Independent)

    Anthony Quinn — Independent

  • This is a tough, no-nonsense tale made all the more effective by its brutal landscapes.

    Caroline Jowett — Daily Express

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