Spoorloos (The Vanishing) Reviews

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
November 22, 2014
Sluizer adapted the film, but he takes a more non-linear approach than the book, which heightens the story at strategic moments to build suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Noel Murray
The Dissolve
October 27, 2014
The explanation is so darkly compelling-and ultimately so chilling-that The Vanishing has earned its reputation as one of the scariest non-horror movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 4, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] George Sluizer's spellbinding adaptation of Tim Krabbé's horror novella "The Golden Egg" is such an expertly layered suspense thriller than it serves as a textbook archetype of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
October 8, 2009
Worthy of Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine
July 29, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
Sluizer's direction is seamless throughout, effortlessly juggling domesticity and damnation as it ploughs inexorably towards an appaling dénouement.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 10, 2005
Exquisitely creepy.
| Original Score: 5/5
Gabe Leibowitz
eCinemaCenter.com
September 21, 2005
Somewhat erie and efficient, but never really gets under your skin.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
July 15, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 17, 2005
A masterpiece of psychological horror
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Rentschler
ScreenRant
January 15, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 1, 2004
Brilliant, unforgettable Dutch/French suspense flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 15, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
June 9, 2004
An intense thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luanne Brown
Chico Enterprise-Record
April 18, 2004
Too, too chilling...
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 3, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 2, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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