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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable apocalyptic twist on the old home invasion theme, 7 Aug. 2012
This review is from: Retreat [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
A young couple retreat to a cottage on an isolated Scottish island, in an attempt to repair their crumbling marriage, only to have their plans scuppered by the arrival of a blood-soaked stranger (Jamie Bell). He is an aggressive, single-minded alpha male, who makes the husband (sympathetically played by Cillian Murphy) feel weak and inadequate and the woman feel threatened. More worrying though than this change in the characters' dynamic, is the tale the stranger tells of contagion and apocalyptic mayhem on the mainland. But do they believe him and can they trust him? No more spoilers here, but suffice it to say that the film takes you through several twists and turns, has tension and atmosphere aplenty and leads to a stunning and unexpected conclusion.

The blurb on the box compares Retreat to "Straw Dogs meets 28 Days Later" and I certainly saw some hat-tips to those movies. Despite the fairly low budget and small cast, Retreat looks and sounds great on Blu-ray.

Well worth a look.
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