A Lonely Place to Die 2011

2011

Action / Adventure / Crime / Drama / Thriller

180
IMDb Rating 6.2

Synopsis

A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as they try to get the girl to safety.


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Melissa George as Alison
Sean Harris as Mr. Kidd
Paul Anderson as Chris
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Theo Robertson 6 / 10

Efficient Thriller That Could Have Been Better

A group of mountain climbers enjoy a trip to the Highlands of Scotland . During a trek they find a young child buried alive in a chamber . The child who is from Eastern Europe and is obvious she's been kidnapped . The group quickly come to realise that the kidnappers are nearby and will do anything to get the child back and eliminate any witnesses to their crime

Julian Gilbey had previously directed RISE OF THE FOOT SOLDIER which I rated as a very underrated movie . SOLDIER was a tough violent thriller and Gilbey showed shades of being perhaps a future British version of Scorsese . What stopped the movie from being a mini-masterpiece is that like so many British films that just fall short of greatness ( Hello Danny Boyle ) it's a film of two halves . The first half charting the rise of Carlton Leach football hooligan to feared gangster then it effectively rights him out of the narrative and focuses on his associates who later became victims of a high profile mass murder . When this movie was released one wondered if Gilbey could make a more sustained focused film ? I don't think he has

A LONELY PLACE TO DIE is a British answer to the backwoods brutality sub-genre horror movie with a rather obvious nod to John Carpenter . According to the trivia section on this page Gilbey took up rock climbing while making the film and it shows - perhaps too obviously as the first third of the movie has perhaps a few too many self congratulatory scenes featuring characters hanging off a ledge and it's not until about 35 minutes in that the film plot proper starts to take off . Previous to this we have to put up with long dialogue heavy scenes that don't add anything to the storyline

Sean Harris plays the main villain and I've always thought of him as being one of Britain's most criminally underrated actors . He's great at playing violent psychos and as can be expected here he's not playing a romantic lead . Oh to have a scene where he has the heroine held at knifepoint growling " Ah'm going to carve you up b*tch " but this never happens because plotting takes precedence over casting and unfortunately the longer the film goes on the plot becomes more contrived and unlikely with people being in the right ( Or wrong place depending on how you look at it ) place and people reacting in ways that seem unlikely

A LONELY PLACE TO DIE is a relatively diverting thriller . It's certainly not the most credible one you'll see but there again who said movies had to be credible ? That said it is fairly uneven and you're able to recognise the faults that should have been corrected at draft screenplay level . As it stands it's a film that could have been better

Reviewed by Jordan Link 6 / 10

Great potential

This was a movie of great potential. I was immediately invested in the landscape and characters. But here's the thing - mountain climbing speaks for itself and so did the location. There was no reason for the movie to turn into a generic action film, but it did.

Reviewed by marieltrokan 7 / 10

The imbalance in which excellence can't be questioned after having proved itself

The main type of thought, and the main point of view concerning the thriller drama A Lonely Place To Die is a contemplation that's fun for being incorrect.

One word is fun, another word could be correct; A Lonely Place to Die is a film that creates thought which is correct "because of" its erroneous nature. The story provokes incorrect judgement, but the incorrect judgement is a source of inspiration.

Somehow, A Lonely Place to Die is the force of exposure not deserving to be honoured. The urgency of truth doesn't deserve to be acknowledged. Within an urgency is a story, and yet truth has nothing to do with story - truth and story are diametric realities.

An urgency, on its own terms, is something which gravitates towards purity; combine urgency with truth, and the problem becomes very apparent - the movie is the assumption that purity has a right to be distinct to truth.

Purity is a state of excellence, or a state of efficiency. Efficiency has been assumed as a separate state to truth, forcing the implication that truth is susceptible to corruption. If truth can be corrupt, then why the hell should any efficiency deserve to be respected?

In all fairness, the meaning of A Lonely Place to Die can be summed up as follows: being right to reject the efficiency of possible corruption. Of course, this sort of definition leaves a few loose ends.

It should be a virtue, to doubt corruption, however, it's the peculiar nature of A Lonely Place to Die that corruption only being a possible truth is a cause for disappointment. The movie is the corruption of inadvertently letting the fact of corruption be a welcome state, in turn letting the possibility of wonder be an unwelcome state.

Wonder can't be a fact, as it's counter-productive to the meaning of wonder. The fact of purity and the meaning of wonder co-existing is a very silly and impractical kind of arrangement. For purity to be a fact, that would effectively require wonder to not be possible.

A Lonely Place to Die wants it both ways: to have excellence as a certified state "and" to have belief. News flash: belief mandates impurity, and so it makes no sense for the same reality to question the integrity of an excellence after having already confirmed that the excellence is worthwhile

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biskovski18 January 19, 2018 at 08:02 pm

Tense thriller, worth watching; Thanks for upload :)

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praveennair July 16, 2019 at 09:33 pm

Superb!!! Excellent Movie...

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biskovski18 January 19, 2018 at 08:02 pm

Tense thriller, worth watching; Thanks for upload :)

praveennair profile
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praveennair July 16, 2019 at 09:33 pm

Superb!!! Excellent Movie...

biskovski18 profile
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biskovski18 January 19, 2018 at 08:02 pm

Tense thriller, worth watching; Thanks for upload :)

praveennair profile
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praveennair July 16, 2019 at 09:33 pm

Superb!!! Excellent Movie...