A Lonely Place To Die (2011) a (mildly) belated review

Read about this movie in an article concerning movies audiences missed out on in 2011 and gave it a try.

I’m glad I did!

In a nutshell, A Lonely Place To Die concerns a group of five mountain climbers who stumble upon a little girl locked up in a box buried below ground.  They save her from her captivity and then have to face the cold-blooded individuals who put her there in the first place.

This is a low budget film that does not feature huge special effects and is far from your typical “Hollywood” action spectacular.  The heroes are down to Earth (no pun intended) and the villains are really fearsome.  If the film has any real big problem, it may be the final act/conclusion.  It’s not that the film had a “bad” ending, but after such great sustained intensity in the first two thirds plus of the film, the ending felt a little too ordinary.

I suppose almost all films of this type, where “city” folk face peril in the rugged and unforgiving outdoors, work in the very tall shadow of Deliverance, and in the case of A Lonely Place To Die, perhaps like Deliverance the film might have been a little better if it kept the villains’ identity and intentions more nebulous.

Just a thought.

Still, A Lonely Place to Die is a strong, intense suspense film well worthy of your time.  It may not completely stick the landing, but it does a great job in getting your juices pumping.