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A Lonely Place To Die

3

It's pretty grim up north in this quirky kidnap thriller

A Lonely Place review

Bounding o’er hill and dale, this energetic chase thriller barely pauses for plausibility, pitting climbers against kidnappers in the Scottish Highlands.

There’s plenty to enjoy – genre stalwarts Melissa George and Sean Harris, gorgeous locations, action scenes spiked with urgency.

But it often seems like Julian Gilbey the director has no faith in Julian Gilbey the (co-)writer, flitting from POV to (literal) bird’s-eye-view to constantly snare our interest.

It’s a pity, because until the credibilitysnapping last act proves his fears correct, the worst he could be accused of is trying too hard.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Sep 1st 2011, 14:09

      erm... so what's it about? Not really much of a review

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    • Paulbrimble

      Sep 2nd 2011, 14:45

      I saw it at Frigthfest and I thought it was great, it's about a group of mountaineers who stumble across an air pipe after freeing the little girl they are soon pursued by the kidnappers across the terrain and into the local town. it's my kind of film, take a gamble go and see it

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    • ChrisWootton

      Sep 2nd 2011, 15:45

      Cool, will do.. going to see Kill List Sunday but will definitely look out for this. Cheers Paul

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    • suzyschro

      Sep 4th 2011, 21:28

      This was filmed in the town I live in. I LOVE horror movies so cannot wait to see it. didn't get chance to be an extra tho :(

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    • Heisenberg

      Sep 17th 2011, 19:03

      1

      A surprisingly good movie. Didn't know much about it going in(had actually went to see another movie which was sold out) and decided to take a shot with it. It keeps the tension well, and plays out smoothly. One of miss Georges better roles, although I have since been told she was supposed to have a scottish accent in it? I thought she was being american :-/

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    • Heisenberg

      Sep 17th 2011, 19:03

      5

      that was supposed to be four stars??

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    • Heisenberg

      Sep 17th 2011, 19:04

      4

      FFS! lol

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