| Original Score: A-
Schematic and unconvincing.
Misjudged, compromised Hollywood remake.
The first movie was existential in its merciless unfolding. This one turns into a slasher movie with a cheap joke at the end.
| Original Score: 1/4
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
[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.
A case study in how Hollywood can make a complete mess out of what was previously a marvelous film.