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The Vanishing Reviews

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Sluizer's Hollywood remake of his own brilliant Spooloos is a lobotomised version of its chillier, more cerebral precursor.

Full Review Source: Film4

June 14, 2009
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a thoroughly involving thriller that boasts a number of genuinely tense sequences...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 29, 2008
Variety Staff
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Schematic and unconvincing.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 12, 2007
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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Misjudged, compromised Hollywood remake.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Sutherland is the key to the proceedings and his intense, narrow-minded, obsessive search for his ex-girlfriend is what kept me going most of the way.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 8/10

February 5, 2005
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Often stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its forerunner--or is at the very least too provocative in its departures to dismiss out of hand

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 5, 2004
Victoria Alexander

The original was horrifying.

| Original Score: 1/5

May 17, 2004
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Truly creepy, but not as good as the original.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 26, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Sluizer's Americanized remake of his own film is more commercial, but, to me, also more appealing.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 24, 2003
Dragan Antulov

The worst thing about this version of The Vanishing is the same thing that was best in the original -- the ending.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/10

September 13, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

It doesn't defy rationality, but rather turns rationality itself into an instrument of horror.

| Original Score: 4/4

September 11, 2002
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

The American remake of The Vanishing adds nothing but a happy ending to the original.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 25, 2002
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Where the original film was haunting and spooky and ultimately quite shocking, this version is more flat and matter-of-fact.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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[Screenwriter Todd Graff] duplicates many of the original scenes (particularly the significant gas station ones), but does so mechanically. He jettisons most of the subtleties that made the first film so memorable.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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A case study in how Hollywood can make a complete mess out of what was previously a marvelous film.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The first movie was existential in its merciless unfolding. This one turns into a slasher movie with a cheap joke at the end.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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Too much of what is good about the original The Vanishing has been eviscerated. If you want quality, see the Dutch version; this one is a pale imitation.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

A good, psychological thriller that, I suspect, packs more of a wallop if you have not seen the original.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

September 7, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/5

June 14, 2009
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