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The Vanishing Reviews

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Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-

TV Guide
June 14, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 29, 2008
...a thoroughly involving thriller that boasts a number of genuinely tense sequences...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emanuel Levy
June 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 5, 2005
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 | Original Score: 8/10
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
September 5, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 18, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
January 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 26, 2003
Truly creepy, but not as good as the original.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 24, 2003
Sluizer's Americanized remake of his own film is more commercial, but, to me, also more appealing.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
April 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 11, 2002
It doesn't defy rationality, but rather turns rationality itself into an instrument of horror.
| Original Score: 4/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A good, psychological thriller that, I suspect, packs more of a wallop if you have not seen the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Entertainment Weekly
June 1, 1993
Full Review | Original Score: A-

June 14, 2009
Sluizer's Hollywood remake of his own brilliant Spooloos is a lobotomised version of its chillier, more cerebral precursor.
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Variety Staff
August 12, 2007
Schematic and unconvincing.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Misjudged, compromised Hollywood remake.
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