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Carl Tibbetts

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About the Movie

Taking an isolated break on an uninhabited island, Martin (Cillian Murphy – The Dark Night, 28 Days Later) and Kate (Thandie Newton – 2012, RocknRolla) are about to find that their island retreat is about to become a prison of unimaginable terror. When a blood soaked stranger (Jamie Bell - Tintin, The Eagle), 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…


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 11
  • Fresh: 8
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Retreat's wheels are constantly spinning, but they're not always taking us anywhere. – Michael Nordine, Slant Magazine, Oct 24, 2011

Fresh: Excellent performances from the cast elevate this otherwise slightly flawed a hokey interloper story. – Empire Magazine, Oct 14, 2011

Fresh: 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 eye-catching part since Billy Elliot. – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian, Oct 13, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Great Suspenseful movie!

Jamie Bell really stands out in the cast. The storyline has just enough suspense to keep you guessing until the very end. I probably could have waited to rent it when it was officially released, but I certainly don't regret it. Good movie!


slow to start, ending was good..felt that it was a drawn out movie

B-movie with fabricated tension

It's an interesting set-up but doesn't pay off. None of the main characters are sympathetic and are wrapped up in their own problems. There are one or two twists near the end, depending on where you think the characters are coming from, but it might as well be,"Guess which hand has the candy." Any plausible outcome would have the same result.

The acting was ok for much of the film, but falls apart after one of the twists. It's almost as if the director chose to shoot all possible endings to preserve the surprise, and the actors were "done with it" by the time they filmed this one.

It's interesting to see three actors who all had the potential to be A-list actors (in my opinion) working on a mediocre film such as this. I feel as if I have to go back to each of their best films and reset my perception of their potential. This film did not showcase their talents.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2011

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