A Lonely Place to Die is a 2011 film and one of those great movies that no one’s heard about. It’s a thriller and scary.
10 out of 10 stars. This is one of those films that makes you laugh, cry, and scream. It also makes you think about what duties we have to each other as human beings. (The perfect Thanksgiving film.)
Five mountain climbers holiday in the highlands of Scotland to go mountain climbing. On their second day they come across the sound of a girl screaming. They narrow the sound down to a tube coming out of the ground and discover a little girl buried alive there as part of some kidnapping scheme.
The little girl doesn’t speak English and is the daughter of a Serbian crime boss, but the climbers don’t know this. They only know she needs help, so they risk their lives to get her to safety, hunted by the two murderers who kidnapped her and discover her gone.
The scenery is breathtaking. Imagine two women and three men trying to get a child into a climbing harness to lower her 500 feet while two men with long range rifles are shooting at them. It’s one very long ride that will keep you glued to your seat.
SPOILERS: Some of the climbers do get killed and in gruesome ways. (A fall from 500 feet will do nasty things to your body.) But the criminals at least get what they deserve.
10 out of 10 stars. The actors were perfect for this film and so was the chosen scenery. This is why Scottish people are so hardy.