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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.
Yup, still holds up as a really cool thriller.
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.
Id say check it out. It's nothing special. A little to many plot twists, that it kind of gets annoying nearer the end and the second half when they get out of the woods/hills isn't as good. The first half though is decent, with some tense climbing scenes and chases. Its pretty predictable why the girl they found was there, but like I said exiting watching the characters get chased down and killed. If you have Netflix and don't know what to watch, you could do a lot worse than this.
Yup, still holds up as a really cool thriller.
The advertisements imply this is a slasher film, but it is not. Five hikers do stumble upon a mysterious girl in the middle of nowhere when the adventure story takes a sharp turn.
The scenery is beautiful, the mountaineering looks realistic, and the action is filmed well. There are a couple issues with logistics and plot, which are noticeable. Overall, it is a nice pat film with good direction.
A group of hikers cross across a lone little girl in need of help from a group of bas guys that are pursuing her,with the group running for their lives. This would have been a good film is it wasn't so poorly executed,blandly written,woodenly acted,and staley directed. Melissa George surely needs to stay far away from these disposable Straight-To-DVD/Blu ray films as far as possible or otherwise she'll end up becoming the female version of the likes of Jan Michael Vincent,Eric Roberts,,Gary Busey,and Jeff Fahey,(with both John Cusack and and Nicolas Cage getting a lot closer to replacing those mentioned four stars).
A group of five climbers, led by Alison (Melissa George) are on a mountaineering trip in the Scottish Highlands. While hiking they hear screaming and discover a young Serbian girl called Anna (Holly Boyd) buried in an underground chamber. They rescue her and begin the journey to get her out of the mountains and to safety. Unfortunately they soon find themselves hunted and caught in the middle of a cold-blooded battle between ruthless kidnappers and equally ruthless mercenaries trying to secure the release of the girl. The film was directed by Julian Gilbey, from his own and brother Will's screenplay. The pair deliver an excellent story that is tough, relentless and travels in some unexpected directions, cleverly subverting expectation. The…
Although a cliff face features in the publicity, it would be wrong to lump the Scottish Highlands-set thriller, A Lonely Place to Die, alongside such mountain based movies as The Eiger Sanction, Cliffhanger and Five Days One Summer. Whereas they document ascents of various sorts, co-writer-director Julian Gilbey’s film follows five climbers on a downward trajectory, desperately trying to return to civilization, after rescuing a young frightened Serbian girl (Holly Aird) imprisoned below ground. As chief climber, Alison, the American actress Melissa George repels rock with the best of them as the group are hunted down one by one by a pair of vicious child kidnappers who trade in their knives for hunting rifles and take pot shots at them.…
Thought this was a pretty good little thriller. Not perfect but definitely entertaining. My main complaint is the 2nd half where it goes away from the mountainous setting. I think a "less is more" approach could have been better for the flick as the first half was very suspenseful. The 2nd half throws in more characters and it gets a little bogged down to me. Still a good flick though. Always enjoy Melissa George as an actress. Id probably put her among my favorites working today.
"A Lonely Place to Die" is a unique take on the survival action/adventure film, with interesting characters and more than its share of effective white-knuckle suspense.
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La verdead es que esperaba la tipica película de un grupo de personas en un ambiente hostil que son eliminados uno a uno por los malos. Pero es mucho más que eso.
Sin llegar a ser una película de esas con mayúsculas mantiene la tensión y hay giros de trama muy interesantes.
Aun salvando algunos fallos es recomendable.
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