The warm critical reception for both Blue Ruin and Cold in July has surely contributed to We Gotta Get Out of This Place receiving a theatrical release here in the UK. Unfortunately, quality-wise the film bears scant resemblance to either. The ensuing series of betrayals committed can be spotted a mile off, while it's hard to get behind such one-note, spineless characters who never once appear to question the severity of the danger they've put themselves in, nor the potential consequences. Why any woman would be attracted to the transparently petulant, dishonest and bullying B.J. is anyone's guess, and the horribly contrived reveal which sends the trio's relationship into a tailspin (B.J. hears of Bobby and Sue's extra curricular activity via a hidden baby talker) wouldn't look out of place in a tawdry soap. The retro opening credits are a nice hark-back to low-budget genre cinema, but what follows is so predictable and artificial that you'll be left wishing the three protagonists were put out of their misery long before the end credits roll.