Retreat (2011)

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)… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 21, 2011
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2012
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

Retreat sports some high-caliber actors in a claustrophobic home-invasion thriller a la Straw Dog that offers up some truly thrilling moments.

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Michael Nordine
Slant Magazine

Retreat's wheels are constantly spinning, but they're not always taking us anywhere.

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Matthew Turner

Smartly directed, intriguingly twisty and frequently tense thriller that's given an extra edge thanks to an engagingly complex turn from Jamie Bell.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Retreat inevitably (and lamentably) establishes itself as a generic and hopelessly uninvolving thriller that grows more and more tedious as it progresses.

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Neil Smith
Total Film

Tense if rather monotonously bleak, it's a shame Jason Isaacs and David Tennant didn't co-star as originally planned.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

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.

Scott Weinberg

A suspenseful and well-performed "home invasion" thriller with a nasty biological twist.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

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.

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Empire Magazine

Excellent performances from the cast elevate this otherwise slightly flawed a hokey interloper story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A perfect example of a decent psychological thriller. .....I see so many bad reviews, but I found this rather good. This surely wasn't a plot that has been… More
Roy Gutteridge
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… More
Lewis C.
I had pretty high expectations for Retreat because: A. I'm a big fan of both Thandie Newton and Cillian Murphy. and... B. I like thrillers in general,… More
Manu Gino
A world away from everything you know. Not bad! The story was kinda intriguing and well played. The cinematography and sound were impressive. The acting could… More
Al S
An unforgettable and powerful edge of your seat thriller that your pulse-pounding and your heart-racing all the way to the end. It`s loaded with gripping… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"No neighbors. No help. No escape."</i> Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside… More