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The Missing Person Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Most of it is admittedly a lot of fun, especially when the characters come out intriguingly sideways.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

December 25, 2009
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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There's a pretty good film if you give writer-director Noah Buschel a chance. The 31-year-old crafts a convincing noir tale, with a sense of realism that makes the experience pleasingly voyeuristic.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 25, 2009
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The real mystery here is how writer-director Noah Buschel talked recent supporting Oscar nominees Michael Shannon and Amy Ryan into doing this movie.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D

December 18, 2009
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

Michael Shannon adds another stunning performance to his resume with this small-scale neo-noir by writer/director Noah Buschel.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

December 7, 2009
Karina Longworth
SpoutBlog

It's beautiful dread.

Full Review Source: SpoutBlog

December 2, 2009
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Buschel makes striking use of the Mike Hammer/Philip Marlowe tradition to tell a story of disorientation and loss in a post-9/11 world where the Twin Towers can go missing too.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

December 2, 2009
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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It's a great-looking movie, with an evocative use of music and, in rugged-yet-sensitive Michael Shannon, has an actor whose forceful, focused presence is the film's sturdy linchpin.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 1, 2009
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Michael Shannon is a handsome kook whose turns in Revolutionary Road, Bug and this have earmarked him to be the next Jack Nicholson (or at least the next Christopher Walken)

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: C

November 30, 2009
James Rocchi
Cinematical

The Missing Person isn't merely a clever, cool spin on the classic private eye story, but it also works as a private eye story. It showcases a lurching, hunched, quietly lived-in performance by Shannon but offers more than just that performance. ...

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 4/5

November 29, 2009
Mark Peikert
New York Press

Why has The Missing Person persisted in staying with me, even though I started craving The Big Sleep halfway through?

Full Review Source: New York Press

November 24, 2009
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com

Shannon's complete performance, he moves like The Elephant Man and enunciates like Mickey Rourke, allows Buschel to drift into David Lynch territory without getting drowned in it.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com

November 22, 2009
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Sluggish, stylized and frequently washed in a bilious green tint, The Missing Person is yet oddly irresistible, its omnipresent anxiety like a musical chord that neither rises nor falls.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

November 20, 2009
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever

The moments that do undeniably work are overshadowed by a general feeling that the film just isn't quite clicking the way it could or should have, amplified by a final act that simply gets away from everyone involved.

Full Review Source: Movie Retriever

November 20, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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"So you make jokes and smoke cigarettes," a lady in the murk summarizes. Yeah. Isn't that enough?

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 20, 2009
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Shannon's performance takes The Missing Person as far as it goes, but when a real-world tragedy commandeers the story, Buschel's thin pastiche falls to pieces.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

November 19, 2009
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

neither the existential 70s crime thriller it wants to be nor the apocalyptic fever dream it could have been

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

November 19, 2009
Matt Pais
Metromix.com

A reasonable approximation of the style, capturing Shannon at his most coolly insular.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 19, 2009
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

Not the most riveting of noir dramas, this film exists mainly to project the talents of Michael Shannon in the role of a drunk private eye.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B-

November 18, 2009
Nicolas Rapold
Time Out New York
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Though Ryan Samul's textured cinematography makes the stubble and shadows seem nearly 3-D, the story chokes on a dull twist from Rosow's past.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2009
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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All of which is well and artsy, but doesn't diminish the sense, once the mystery has untangled, that the film has been gesturing toward a profundity that isn't there.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 17, 2009
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