Retreat

Retreat

Taking an isolated break on an uninhabited island Martin and Kate are about to find that their island retreat is about to become a stone prison of unimaginable terror. When a blood soaked stranger, stumbles through their door with an apocalyptic story of a virus sweeping across Europe decimating all in its path, their lives are turned upside down as they face the end of everything they know. Using all means necessary, they must fight to escape the approaching threat. But escape is only the beginning of their terrifying fight for survival... 2.8 out of 5 based on 9 reviews
Retreat

Omniscore:

Certificate 15
Genre Thriller
Director Carl Tibbetts
Cast Jamie Bell, Thandie Newton Cillian Murphy
Studio Vertigo Pictures
Release Date October 2011
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Taking an isolated break on an uninhabited island Martin and Kate are about to find that their island retreat is about to become a stone prison of unimaginable terror. When a blood soaked stranger, stumbles through their door with an apocalyptic story of a virus sweeping across Europe decimating all in its path, their lives are turned upside down as they face the end of everything they know. Using all means necessary, they must fight to escape the approaching threat. But escape is only the beginning of their terrifying fight for survival...

Reviews

Screen

Mark Adams

[I]t is driven by the strength of the performances and the controlled direction that helps keep the film tight and tense right through to the final dramatic scene.

05/10/2011

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

This British film is saved from being a gloomy relationship drama by the arrival of a bloodied soldier (Jamie Bell). Suddenly, we’re in a thriller.

16/10/2011

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Total Film

Neil Smith

Tense if rather monotonously bleak...

14/10/2011

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Empire Magazine

Damon Wise

A glum mood envelops this deceptively ingenious thriller, and though it may deny Carl Tibbetts’ film a wider audience, genre fans will enjoy seeing a hokey interloper story getting not only a thoughtful treatment but classy performances.

17/10/2011

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The Evening Standard

Derek Malcolm

Only if you can't suspend your disbelief will it fail to keep you watching.

14/10/2011

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

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.

13/10/2011

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The Observer

Philip French

[A] passable thriller.

16/10/2011

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The Financial Times

Antonia Quirke

[An] end-of-marriage Straw Dogs-style horror flick.

13/10/2011

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The Times

Kate Muir

...being trapped for hours between four walls is as unthrilling for the audience as it is for the cast.

14/10/2011

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