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Taking an isolated break on an uninhabited island, Martin (Cillian Murphy) and Kate (Thandie Newton) are about to find that their island retreat is about to become a prison of unimaginable terror. When a blood soaked stranger (Jamie Bell) stumbles through their door claiming an apocalyptic virus is sweeping across Europe, their lives are turned upside down as they face what could be 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... -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Retreat sports some high-caliber actors in a claustrophobic home-invasion thriller a la Straw Dog that offers up some truly thrilling moments."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"Retreat's wheels are constantly spinning, but they're not always taking us anywhere."
‑ Michael Nordine, Slant Magazine
"Smartly directed, intriguingly twisty and frequently tense thriller that's given an extra edge thanks to an engagingly complex turn from Jamie Bell."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"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."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Retreat inevitably (and lamentably) establishes itself as a generic and hopelessly uninvolving thriller that grows more and more tedious as it progresses."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Tense if rather monotonously bleak, it's a shame Jason Isaacs and David Tennant didn't co-star as originally planned."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
"A well-shot and directed telling of a claustrophobic tale which turns from thriller to horror story by the end. Only if you can't suspend your disbelief will it fail to keep you watching."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Thandie Newton is the disappointed wife of Cillian Murphy in an end-of-marriage Straw Dogs-style horror flick."
‑ Antonia Quirke, Financial Times
"A suspenseful and well-performed "home invasion" thriller with a nasty biological twist."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Tibbetts's passable thriller deploys on terra firma a plot similar to Charles Williams's nautical noir novel Dead Calm: a grieving couple's supposedly healing holiday is disrupted by a malevolent nutter."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Excellent performances from the cast elevate this otherwise slightly flawed a hokey interloper story."
‑ , Empire Magazine
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