In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.


Gareth Evans


Gareth Evans
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Stevens ... Thomas Richardson
Richard Elfyn ... Charles
Paul Higgins ... Frank
Bill Milner ... Jeremy
Catrin Aaron Catrin Aaron ... Elaine
John Weldon ... Lonely Passenger
Ross O'Hennessy ... Suspicious Passenger
Gareth Pierce ... Man #1
Rhys Meredith ... Man #2
John Norton John Norton ... Man #3
Ioan Hefin ... Bell Ringer
Rhian Morgan Rhian Morgan ... Inn Keeper
Kristine Froseth ... Ffion
Mark Lewis Jones ... Quinn
Owain Gwynn ... Townsman


The year is 1905. Thomas Richardson travels to a remote island to rescue his sister after she's kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult demanding a ransom for her safe return. It soon becomes clear that the cult will regret the day it baited this man, as he digs deeper and deeper into the secrets and lies upon which the commune is built. Written by ahmetkozan

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Your God Can't Help You.


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Quinn is stabbed in an artery and losing blood from his neck, yet this wound is no longer bleeding in the next scene. Quinn also was slashed across the nose and cheek in a flashback, which is correctly shown healed and scarred in the next scene. See more »


[first lines]
Elaine: [in her letter] My dearest father... I pray that you have not been consumed with worry in the time that has passed since I was taken. I write to you in the hope that you will put an end to my suffering on this wretched island. My captors inform me that if I am to survive, you must travel here alone with the means to purchase my freedom. That should a man of lawbe sent in your stead, it would seal my fate. Father, I grow weary.
Charles: [now reading it out loud] I fear our Lord no longer hears ...
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Bird Box (2019) See more »


Broad Is the Road
Words written by Isaac Watts
Original music composed by Daniel Read
Arranged by John E.R. Hardy/John Hardy Music 2018
Conducted by John E.R. Hardy
Performed by Victoria Ashfield (as Tic Ashfield), Kirsten Evans, John E.R. Hardy, Elin Jones, Odilon Marcenaro, Luciano Williamson, Huw Ynyr Evans, Joshua-Liam Jones, Tomos Jones, Connor McLean, Emma Nelson, Sylvia Villa
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Beware of high praise and scathing critique
11 December 2018 | by flynncamSee all my reviews

The people giving this film 10/10 are being too nice and those giving 1/10 are being overly critical. The truth, for whatever my opinion is worth, is somewhere in between. The acting is actually quite good, with Michael Sheen giving a particularly extraordinary performance. The setting is beautiful and the film overall beautiful to look at.

The concept is interesting as well and the first 45 minutes actually seem to fly by because the premise is so compelling; you'll want to know what's going to happen. Unfortunately, the plot seems to slowly deteriorate after that as Gareth Evans remembers that he needs to throw in a healthy amount of gore to please his greatest fans and the storytelling takes a serious hit in the process. It ends up somewhat confused and chaotic and not in an interesting way.

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12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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