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"No neighbours. No help. No escape."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.8  (12,584)

"Retreat" is a thrilling 2011 British film directed by Carl Tibbets and starring Thandiwe Newton, Cillian Murphy, and Jamie Bell. The movie is set in a remote island, where Kate (Newton) and Martin (Murphy), a married couple, are trying to recover from a personal tragedy that has shaken their relationship. The film opens with Kate and Martin arriving at a picturesque, idyllic island off the coast of Scotland, where they plan to spend time relaxing and reconnecting. The island is uninhabited, and the only other person they meet is a young soldier named Jack (Bell), who appears at their doorstep unannounced, seeking shelter from a recent outbreak of a deadly virus that has wiped out most people on the mainland.

Initially suspicious of Jack, Kate and Martin reluctantly let him stay with them, especially as they have no other option in case of an emergency. But as they spend more time together, the couple begins to notice that Jack's story is full of holes and inconsistencies. They start to question his true intentions and motives, and soon their idyllic retreat turns into a nightmare.

When a mysterious radio message seems to confirm their suspicions about Jack, Kate and Martin decide to leave the island immediately. But their escape is thwarted when they discover that someone has sabotaged their boat, leaving them stranded and vulnerable. As tensions rise and trust becomes increasingly scarce, the trio must fight against time and each other to stay alive.

The film is a high-stakes thriller that keeps audiences on edge throughout. The sparse, claustrophobic setting of the island reinforces the sense of isolation and mistrust that permeates the story. Cillian Murphy is excellent in his role as Martin, a man struggling to keep his composure in the face of a crisis, while Thandiwe Newton brings depth and complexity to her portrayal of Kate, a strong-willed woman torn between her need for safety and her loyalty to her husband.

Jamie Bell's performance as the young soldier is also noteworthy, as he portrays a character who is simultaneously sympathetic and sinister. The film's tension is further heightened by its strong script and direction, which keeps audiences guessing until the very end.

"Retreat" is a gripping psychological thriller that explores themes of trust, betrayal, and survival. It is a well-acted and well-crafted film that balances suspense and drama to great effect. Despite its limited release, it is definitely worth checking out for fans of the genre.

Retreat is a 2012 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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    5.8  (12,584)