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09th Aug 2022

Netflix has just added an incredibly tense 97-minute thriller

Rory Cashin

It scored a very impressive 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

If you’re looking for a proper edge-of-your-seat thriller that isn’t going to eat up your entire night, then we’ve found the one for you.

Initially released in cinemas in the States in late 2020 – it never made it to cinemas on this side of the Atlantic – Alone then landed on VOD streaming sites, before sort of blurring away into potential obscurity.

Thankfully, this new platform should give it the much bigger and more receptive audience that it so richly deserves.

Alone present the story of a young woman, Jessica (Jules Wilcox), who has packed up her stuff and is heading across the country to move cities following a personal tragedy. On the the mostly empty roads through the wilderness along the way, she encounters another driver (Marc Menchaca) who needs some assistance when his car breaks down in the middle of the highway.

We won’t spoil much more than that, but let us just say that things don’t take long to completely spiral into a horrific nightmare for Jessica, leading to a prolonged and primal fight for survival.

Upon release, the movie scored a very impressive 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics properly gushing over its viciously straight-to-the-point thrills:

Consequence – “Alone is exactly what it sells – a taut, hot-wired survival thriller. With its gaunt storytelling, meaty characters, and high-stakes action, the film delivers on all fronts.”

Variety – “Accomplished in all its tech and design departments, Alone is easily the best of several recent hunted-woman-in-the-wilderness films.”

AV Club – “There’s something deeply appealing about an already stripped-down cat-and-mouse scenario that becomes dirtier and more elemental as it goes along, tracing a devolutionary arc from the rules of the road to primeval combat.”

Alone is available to watch on Netflix right now.

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