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The Disappeared Reviews

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Lady D

Super Reviewer

April 19, 2009
Impressively acted, this gritty British Thriller is a realist tale of abduction with a thin line between sanity and insanity.

The film is not without it's flaws, but with a well played role by Harry Treadaway an up and coming young Actor, low budget Independant film which has it's predictable moments but that makes the film seem natural as if a true story.
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LWOODS04

Super Reviewer

August 4, 2010
Cast: Tom Felton, Harry Treadaway, Ros Leeming, Greg Wise, Alex Jennings, Finlay Robertson, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Georgia Groome, Lewis Lempereur Palmer, Jefferson Hall

Director: Johnny Kevorkian

Summary: When he begins having disturbing visions of his missing brother, Tom, teenager Matthew (Harry Treadaway) tries to understand what's happening. By bravely reopening old wounds from the past, Matthew discovers frightening horrors that must be dealt with immediately. This British psychological horror film also stars Tom Felton as Matthew's best friend, Simon, and Ros Leeming as trusting next-door neighbor Amy.

My Thoughts: "I liked it, didn't love it. I wouldn't consider this a horror film, not even a thriller really. I'd say it's more of a supernatural drama. The acting is good enough. It started off a little slow but as it went along it was kind of like a novel that you can't put down. Its a pretty straightforward ghost story that doesn't really break any new ground, but I was definitely drawn into it. Its a well-done low-budget film. Worth taking a look at."
Todd S

Super Reviewer

June 13, 2010
The Disappeared quite ingeniously tries to blend the Sixth Sense with a murder mystery, but first time Writer/Director, Johnny Kavorkian, takes a big chance by adding a surprise ending, that just destroys anything the film had going for it. When Matt Ryan's (Harry Treadway) little brother disappears, he loses his mind. Upon returning to his home, he starts hearing and seeing his missing brother. Matt feels his brother his trying to tell him something and decides to follow the clues. The story here was actually pretty good, but the film moves at an absolute snails pace, felling well longer than 96 minutes. This is one of those films where they put everything on the surprise ending and save all the good stuff for the lead into it. The problem is that the surprise ending was lame and didn't make a whole lot of sense. There is a lot of symbolism in this film that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but the ending really just brings it all to a head. British actor, Harry Treadway is the lead and he was really amazing. Treadway manages to mix the depression associated with his brother's disappearance, the feeling that he's losing his mind, and the drive of a man on a mission, resulting in a great performance in an otherwise dull film. The Disappeared had a lot of potential and a unique story, but it moves so slowly that most people will lose interest well before it falls apart at the end.
February 22, 2009
Creepy, sad, and atmospheric, but the end feels like it belongs in a different film. Good, but it seemed like it could use just a tad bit o' tweaking.
July 28, 2014
"The Disappeared" is a slow burner, cleverly mixing a ghost stories with mystery element and psychological tension part and also terrific performance from Harry Treadaway, overall will leave you in surprise and with some question at the ends. This is some hidden gem in British horror cinema.
Bengel W.
October 25, 2013
Photography is sterile, cold and depressive giving this film a sharp horror that is contagious. Poverty, Drink and hatred all feature in broad swathes as the mystery progresses, with some dream scenes that creep up the back and bite the neck sharply. Music and sound effects make you want to run into a dark room and scream. Nibbles: Egg and Chips.
Reprieved Soul
May 25, 2013
Good eerie drama develops credible characters, and grim british social-housing kitchen-sink reality. But that's not good box-office, so it gets scripted into the background and a cheap easy ending is dumped on the viewer. Dad's role in particular,with credible suspicion building on him as he copes with the stress HIS way is remarkably acted.
bill s.
January 14, 2013
Limp thriller that has a few surprises but not enough to rescue this dog.
November 8, 2012
It builds up nicely. The ending is too long for my taste though.
Jake
July 16, 2012
Though it does have a few cliches here and there and might well have a predictable climax this eerie psychological thriller has a great central performance, some jumpy scares, a shocking plot and a chilling atmosphere to make for one hell of a ghostly ride.
February 19, 2012
Well made, well acted...a little slow at some parts. But had some good stuff in it...and at one point I did get scared.
February 12, 2012
Score: 1/5

Cons:
- This movie was so predictable it killed most of the suspense. The conversation the main character has with the priest at night is a dead give-away of the identity of the child's murderer. And any viewer should be able to figure out Amy is a ghost pretty early on, before the movie points out the obvious.
- Not enough good set-ups for the scares, or the scares simply weren't 'scary' enough.
- Some of the concepts involved were very simplistic and/or clichà (C).
- Terrible CGI.
- Stupid or nonsensical character behavior. For example, the family that decided to get burned to death in a fire instead of risking a run. Or people trying to convince a mentally unstable person that what only they can see may be due to ghosts or paranormal activity rather than actual delusions (even if the former is true in the film).

Pros:
- A relatively convincing lead actor. He did pretty well portraying a mentally unstable teenager, for the most part.
- A few (albeit not enough) disturbing moments. The first one was probably the best: the main character's brother's voice calling out from somewhere in the room whenever a certain part in the videotape was watched. The journey through the catacombs was also not too bad. The rest was awful - either not set up properly, or more likely, just not scary enough!

Overall, the film was neither good nor good enough of an effort to warrant a recommendation from me.
February 6, 2012
The Disappeared is a culmination of genres, most notably supernatural horror and psychological thriller, with an art house feel and true human emotion. It is a bleak, vulgar picture of grief and guilt, and a subtle yet harsh commentary on religious hypocrisy. This British film shows that not only ghosts of people long gone roam the hallways and bridges, but also the ghosts of human happiness.
June 11, 2011
Yet another great British film.
April 26, 2011
good movie. This movie alloueds you to get intouch with "matthew" it show his raw emothins. If you like horror and enjoyed "the others" and "6 sense".
March 28, 2011
This isn't a hit out of the ballpark, but it's a passable ghost story/supernatural flick. None of the performances are extremely memorable, but the story passes that task. This is one of those movies that would probably fare very well with a high production remake because there are some things that could have been done with the direction to make it more gripping - still worth a look, though.
November 1, 2010
Good performances all round, but the main premise involved a suspension of disbelief which I just couldn't make. I would recommend this film to someone who isn't so set in the same beliefs as I am.
jarrad b.
July 13, 2010
A slow burner, with a little hint of a supernatural twist at the end, didn't have a happy ending which was great
Carl C.
June 10, 2010
I had to fight every urge not to turn this off at least five times during the film. Very dull.
HauntedFlowerReviews.com
May 25, 2010
1 Disc Widescreen Edition (2010)

"The Disappeared" was written by Johnny Kevorkian and Neil Murphy and directed by Kevorkian. Matthew Ryan (Harry Treadaway) is returning home from being in a "looney bin" for some time after the disappearance of his younger brother which he feels responsible for. Matthew hasn't given up trying to find out what happened to his brother and has begun to see and hear the ghost of Tom trying to send him a message about the disappearances that have been going on.

This was a very thrilling psychological horror story that unfolds very gradually and picks up momentum as it progresses. Some twists are decipherable from the beginning but one in particular is very surprising. What is fascinating is that the older brother keeps hearing and seeing things that the camera shows aren't there for others to see so throughout it begs the question whether the ghost is real or if it is all in Matthew's head.

Harry Treadaway as Matthew has to bounce back and forth from being somewhat numb as an after effect of the drugs he has been on to a determination to solve this mystery once and for all. He doesn't know how to trust with what he has been hearing and seeing because everything still thinks he is crazy. Treadaway is deep in the throes of anguish over the loss of his sibling and captures the mental instability mixed with fear well while on this journey.

Matthew befriends a girl next door, Amy (Ros Leeming) who has her own problems but believes his story and tries to help him out. This is Leeming's debut film performance which is a surprise because not only does she master the role well, but she is pretty in a captivating way with cascades of super long light blond hair. Amy brings a dash of hope and potential for romance.

Matthew's best friend, Simon (Tom Felton) will appear familiar since we've been watching him grow up for years in the Harry Potter series as Draco Malfoy. Simon was with Matthew having a party for him when little brother, Tom went off to the playground and never came back. Simon is glad Matthew is back from treatment but can't help ribbing him for it and does not believe his stories...until Simon's own sister goes missing too. Tom Felton does an excellent job as Simon of trying to be the friend Matthew needs, but has to draw a line when he feels his friend is losing his marbles once more. Felton leaves most of Malfoy behind here but still does a bit of the sniveling panic when attacked.

Matthew's father, Jake Ryan (Greg Wise) is having a hard time dealing with the loss of one son and the mental problems of the other. He tries to put on a brave face but since he secretly blames Matthew for everything, it is difficult to remain civil. It also doesn't help that Jake is an alcoholic prone to fits of rage that made him a suspect for the disappearance. Greg Wise's performance is subtle most of the time as the quiet drunk, but fully commits to pulling back his fist when his temper gets the best of him to unleash the inner turmoil beneath.

The haunting score was a perfect fit to this film and the running themes are beautiful and cold. Again, the step-by-step accumulation of mystery ultimately came to a surprising conclusion. There are some questions remaining about the extent to the realism or supernatural qualities of the "evil among us" and how long it has been around, but for the most part this was a solid film and I would recommend checking it out!

Bonus Features

There is a making of the film featurette has a running time of about sixteen minutes and covers talking to each of the main actors about their experience working on the film, the psychology of their characters, and their positive opinions of the director and each other. The post-production featurette is of similar length and focuses on the crew's perspective in terms of editing and how they enjoyed the type of horror story this was being psychological instead of bloody. They talk about the added crows and the sound scoring which is a haunting benefit to the film.

There is also the Anatomy of a Horror Film eight minute featurette where the cast and crew debate whether the ghost exists or is just in Matthew's imagination and how startling his appearances are in the film. It is revealed that the church set is the same as the 1970's Stephen King horror film "Salem's Lot". There is also a moment pointed out where they changed a character's eye color that was so quick, I didn't even notice it the first time. Also the actor who played Matthew insisted upon really getting buried alive for his nightmare sequences!
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