Thursday, September 6, 2012

A LONELY PLACE TO DIE (2011) movie review

Lonely Place to Die, A (2011) (1st viewing) d. Gibley, Julian

In spite of the fact that I’ve never been able to quite get over Melissa George’s too-short upper lip (seriously, this bothers no one else?), this thriller concerning a group of mountain climbing chums who stumble onto a vicious kidnapping plot turns out to be an extremely well-assembled piece of machinery with effective plot twists and surprises. John Boorman’s Deliverance meets Ron Howard’s Ransom comes close to capturing the vibe (coming from someone who is a big fan of both).


  1. I LOVE Melissa George, do not make you run all the way over there to slap you with a velvet glove like some 18th century dandy ;-)
    You have seen a few lately that we agree on: this movie, The Raven, Society (brilliant film) and Dead Hooker In A Trunk.
    Advance word on American Mary is superb, can't wait to see it.

    1. It's just the lip, good sir. The woman is incapable of fully closing her mouth. Seriously.

      Thanks for the heads up on AMERICAN MARY. With any luck, we'll be watching it together at Dead by Dawn next year...