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
Mark Kermode - BBC Radio Five Live
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
If you only see the first ten minutes of this film, you'll still get your money's worth.
Graham Young - Birmingham Mail
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
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
This is a tough, no-nonsense tale made all the more effective by its brutal landscapes.
Caroline Jowett - Daily Express
I almost died laughing.
Charlotte O'Sullivan - This is London
Anthony Quinn - Independent
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.
Antonia Quirke - Financial Times
Watch it for the well-shot action, rather than for the thin plot and dialogue which mainly consists of people stating the blindingly obvious.
Roz Laws - Birmingham Post
A worthy entry into the violent wilderness sub-genre.
Rob Daniel - Sky Movies
The film's relentless momentum, coupled with Ali Asad's breathtaking location photography, distract us from the often two-dimensional supporting characters.
Nigel Floyd - Time Out
"Because it's there" isn't going to cut it once you've experienced Julian Gilbey's mountainside ordeal.
Ed Whitfield - The Ooh Tray
An effective thriller that's canny enough to avoid genre cliches and boasts a gut-punch worth of edgy menace.
Kim Newman - Empire Magazine
Movies like this are why genre fans will always give yet another "forest stalker survival" movie a fair shake.
Scott Weinberg - FEARnet
Director Julian Gilbey takes a forgettable idea and executes it in an equally forgettable way - which leads to a deeply forgettable film.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
Pacily directed, entertaining thriller with striking location work and strong performances from Melissa George and Sean Harris, though it's slightly let down by an underwritten script and a loss of focus in the final act.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Bounding o'er hill and dale, this energetic chase thriller barely pauses for plausibility, pitting climbers against kidnappers in the Scottish Highlands.
Matt Glasby - Total Film
this vertiginous morality play ends as it begins, with the fate of several characters hanging in the balance.
Anton Bitel - Little White Lies