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Retreat

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Drama

Release Date :

October 21, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Carl Tibbetts

Starring :

Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell, Thandie Newton, Jimmy Yuill

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 5

“..you need more skill and imagination than writer-director here..”
by Carl Tibbetts [Time Out London]
2 of 5

“..one flinches sincerely at the prospect, but completely forgets both films..”
by Antonia Quirke [Financial Times]
3 of 5

“..glum mood envelops this deceptively ingenious thriller..”
by Anonymous [Empire Magazine]
“..characters never really becomes anything more than a long wait for a twist ending that roles around dutifully in act three..”
by projectcyclops [Quiet Earth]
3 of 5

“..a place to heal their emotional wounds..”
by Peter Bradshaw [Guardian [UK]]
3 of 5

“..a long way from help or any real news..”
by Derek Malcolm [This is London]

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