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A Lonely Place to Die
Out here, there's nowhere to hide.
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.
The first 45 minutes is great, and it was really thrilling. The second mountaineering sequence had my mouth hanging open and loudly saying "holy shit!"
However, the last act and maybe the second half of the second act is where things turn sloppy. Plot holes, irritating directorial tics (calm down with the slow motion, man! Who are you, Zack Snyder?), and a complete change of setting make the second half of the film completely uninteresting and I couldn't wait for it to end.
It's a shame, had the film kept up with the mountaineering setting and the well put together set pieces it could have been something special, but instead it's just wasted potential.
If you're concerned about having an EXTREMELY RIDICULOUS movie ruined for you, then read no further. I really don't think knowing any of this will do you any harm, though.
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So... Wait... The resolution is that Kate Magowan feels good about rescuing an ultra-wealthy eastern european psycho war criminal's young kidnapped daughter, killing all her friends in the process, and ultra-wealthy psycho war criminal gets to torture the remaining kidnapper to death?
What? Uhhh... Okaaaay.
On the 'Less Wat Tha Fuck!?' side of things there's marvelous Scottish scenery, Kate Magowan is hella attractive, and it's nice to see a movie where the main character is a strong/driven female rather than a Sly Stone in Spandex.…
A Lonely Place to Die is too good to be labelled as a misfire, but that final half our or so, comes pretty close to ruining it. The fact that it starts with such a confident, breathless, level of suspense, its such a shame that it couldn't be maintained throughout.
It looks incredible. The location photography makes Scotland look like it should be the location for every film from now on.
Rather enjoyable, if paper thin and ridiculous.
If you only ever see the first half an hour of this, you have still got your money's worth.
5 climbers in the Scottish highlands stumble across an abducted girl buried in a small wooden chamber, the group try and make there way to safety but are soon pursued by the vicious kidnappers.
The movie starts of with a pretty intense climbing sequence as we are introduced to the characters and although the script in general is pretty good at this stage some of the dialogue is a little bit clunky. As the movie progresses it turns into a suspenseful chase through some of the most unforgiving countryside in Scotland.
The cast are all pretty good but special mention must go to chief villain Sean Harris who manages to steal every scene he is in with just an ice cold stare. The film is shot in the Scottish highlands and credit must also go to the cinematographer who captures the beauty of the scenery while also setting the isolated atmosphere of the film.
No matter how many times you watch this movie, it'll always have that thrilling affect on you...but it does start to lose its thrill factor around the 3rd half of the movie, which sucks.
I love movies that take place in the woods, even better if it turns into a cat and mouse chase...but this movie decides to pick up its things and continue outside of the woods and that's where it always loses me, every single time.
Other than that, there's Melissa George so I stick around to watch it end.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Melissa George does a good job here as a mountain climber drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse when she and some friends discover a young girl locked up in an underground chamber.
The young Serbian girl is traumatised and confused as to who has found her. Unable to communicate with her rescuers both the girl and the climbers realise they are in trouble. Who buried her? Why?
Set in the Scottish Highlands,the mountainous terrain is beautifully shot picture-postcard style. Remote,desolate and dangerous,the Scottish wilderness plays as much a part of the movie as the ruthless men now on the party's trail. Exciting,confusing and violent this has two sadistic kidnappers willing to do anything to recover their prey.…
A Lonely Place to Die is a 2011 British horror thriller film. Directed by Julian Gilbey (Rise of the Foot Soldier) and starring Melissa George (Triangle, The Amityville Horror) and Ed Speelers (Eragon). The movie was filmed completely on location in the Scottish highlands.
Alison (George), Ed (Speelers), Rob, Jenny and Alex are a group of enthusiastic rock climbers who have pilgrimaged to the most mountainous region of Scotland for an outdoor weekend. Once out on the highlands, the group make a shocking discovery and soon find themselves in the sights of a pair of vicious snipers intent on wiping out the entire group. After managing to escape the lawless mountains, the remaining members of the party make it to…
Melissa George has a good sense for finding unique movies with good plots.
+Nicht in der breiten Masse bekannt
+Sehr düsterer und höchst spannender Krimethriller
+Erstes Drittel des Filmes ist ein Survivalthriller, der der Gewisses Grad an Thrill verleiht
+Später ein vielschichtiger Thriller über Kindesentführung
+Film bring dich zum Zittern, weil er unvorhersehbare Momente hat
+Schöne Landschaftsaufnahmen am Anfang des Films
+Hat ein schnelles Tempo -> keine Längen
-Zu einseitiges Gut-Böse Komplex
-Teils nicht nachvollziehbare Taten der Protagonisten und Antagonisten
Dies hätte ein netter Film sein können, doch reihenweise unglaubwürdige Szenen, höchst beliebige Dialoge und Charaktere ohne jede Tiefe machen dies zu einem fragwürdigen Vergnügen.
A group of hikers stumble across a young girl buried underground and that's where the trouble begins. Good suspense and they try to get away, nothing special but enjoyable.
I thought Melissa George was excellent in this thriller. Fantastic mountain climbing scenes filmed in some beautiful locales. The tension is great. The bad guys are very bad. Kate Magowan was very good and very sexy in her limited role. Holly Boyd as Anna was also solid. Karel Roden was fantastic as ever and Eamonn Walker is so good. The movie does a great job at letting you catch your breath throughout.
Finally got around to watching this after recording some tmie ago from the old TV.
It had some promise, but ultimately failed to really get anywhere in terms of dramatic tension and/or engaging the viewer enough to care about the fate of the characters.
Some fantastic scenery though, which was nice.
Well shot and performed (save the reliance on slo-mo) this has a great setup and hook. It goes downhill from there to a rather silly ending at the house.
Filled with the most wondrous shots of mountains and impressive climbing action I was really enjoying this early on. It starts off simple: rock climbers find a young girl buried alive and are soon being chased by the kidnappers who'd put her there.
It gets too dark, too violent and sentimental too soon. The 'women as mothers' trope is strong here much to the character's detriment. A highlight though was Melissa George who is great in everything and one of the kidnappers is played by Sean Harris who is unbelievably good - like a demonic version of Bill Sykes from Oliver Twist.
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