For Those In Peril
For Those In Peril (2014)

Aaron, a young misfit in a remote Scottish community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. Spurred on by sea-going folklore and local superstition, the village… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 30, 2014
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Gentle, deeply felt, and strikingly original, For Those in Peril serves as a powerful calling card for first-time writer-director Paul Wright.

Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

The film's finale is wild and daring and so perfectly executed that it marks Wright as one of the film year's most audacious new voices.

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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

For Those in Peril is a strikingly original feature debut from the 31-year-old Scottish writer-director Paul Wright that resists simple categorization.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

For Those in Peril smells as if it has been dragged from the briny deep to receive only superficial hosing down before being dumped in unsuspecting cinemas.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

The haunting and powerful psychodrama "For Those in Peril" marks an auspicious feature debut for its visionary writer-director, Paul Wright.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

As a portrait of encroaching mental illness, For Those in Peril works superbly.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

A full week after first viewing, I find myself still sifting through montage images that linger in the mind like a half-remembered dream.

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Charles Gant
Variety

Wright's strongest achievement here is an evocative depiction of place, where young teens flee from adult supervision and danger lies in wait.

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Mark Adams
Screen International

There are certainly a lot of good things going on in For Those In Peril, but in the end its ambition out-weighs its artistic impact.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

Newcomer Paul Wright's poetic, if not entirely convincing, attempt to make sense of Scottish folklore, family bonds and mental illness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
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There's no way a debut has any right to be this good in nearly every respect. The visceral direction, cinematography, editing and sound design all reminded… More