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  • Summary: Taking an isolated break on an uninhabited island, Martin and Kate are about to find that their island retreat is about to become a prison of unimaginable terror. When a blood soaked stranger stumbles through their door claiming an apocalyptic virus is sweeping across Europe, their livesTaking an isolated break on an uninhabited island, Martin and Kate are about to find that their island retreat is about to become a prison of unimaginable terror. When a blood soaked stranger 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. (Samuel Goldwyn Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Oct 24, 2011
    63
    Retreat's wheels are constantly spinning, but they're not always taking us anywhere.
  2. Reviewed by: Damon Wise
    Oct 24, 2011
    60
    Excellent performances from the cast elevate this otherwise slightly flawed a hokey interloper story.
  3. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Oct 24, 2011
    50
    A potential menage a trois of terror is served up as rather weak tea in Retreat, which fails to make its alleged suspense, thrills or even its mist-enshrouded landscapes particularly plausible.
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  1. Nov 28, 2014
    8
    The movie is full of plot twist and the actors are really good.Sure,there is not a lot of action but the atmosphere is really good.The outsideThe movie is full of plot twist and the actors are really good.Sure,there is not a lot of action but the atmosphere is really good.The outside is beautiful and the scenario is well made.Definitely a underrated movie. Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2012
    6
    An average movie with some good moments. The worst part about this movie i found was the very annoying very unlikable character of Kate who iAn average movie with some good moments. The worst part about this movie i found was the very annoying very unlikable character of Kate who i wanted to die from the start. Thandie Newtons acting in this movie was also awful acting to my dislike of that character. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2014
    6
    Retreat is one of those rare instances, of a film that is slow moving, with a simple story, but strangely fascinating. Films like this areRetreat is one of those rare instances, of a film that is slow moving, with a simple story, but strangely fascinating. Films like this are completely reliant on the cast and most times simply don't work, but for some reason, I was really into Retreat and had to know if it was going to end the way I thought it would. As I said, the story isn't that unique, as it features a young couple, who try to reconnect on a secluded island off the cost of England. The island is a rich persons retreat and features one large cottage, that is occupied by one couple at a time. Martin and Kate think that it will be the perfect spot to reconnect, after the recent loss of a child, but the ideal retreat, soon becomes a hell on earth. A member of the army, a man named Jack (Jamie Bell) shows up in bad shape. When he wakes up, Jack informs the couple that a virus has taken hold over the mainland and if they leave the cottage, they could catch it. At first the couple goes along with Jack, but as his behavior becomes more irrational, the couple starts to question weather or not he's actually telling the truth. When you break the film down, it's three people in a cottage on an island, which doesn't sound very interesting, and the only reason this film works is Jamie Bell. The young star who got his start in Billy Elliott almost 15 years ago, has become a modern day Da Vinci in Hollywood, as he is seemingly everywhere and takes on all kinds of roles. Bell is as much an enigma as this film, as the last film I saw him in was some comedy, that was so bad I turned it off. A few months later, he's in this film and outshines everyone. If it wasn't for Bell's character and the fascination in finding out, what's in his head, this a film that would have gone nowhere. Jamie Bell is the key and really does give one of his best performances. Looking back and thinking about this film, it really wasn't anything special, except for one actor who makes all the difference. If you're into great performances, then Retreat is for you, but if you're more into the story then you might want to skip this one. Expand
  4. Jan 15, 2014
    4
    There was potential for this film and there were a lot of aspects I enjoyed but, the film just fell flat for me and, thanks to a repetitiveThere was potential for this film and there were a lot of aspects I enjoyed but, the film just fell flat for me and, thanks to a repetitive narrative, I ended up losing all interest in it. “Retreat” is interesting, has interesting and well developed characters, has great performances, and, basically, has all the ingredients for an intense thriller but, during the film’s climax, the movie just starts repeating itself with similar scenes over and over again and it just ended up looking lazy to me and I found I no longer cared about the movie. I liked where it was going and where it ended; it was the middle part of the journey I didn’t care for. Expand

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