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The Vanishing Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 12, 2007
Schematic and unconvincing.
January 26, 2006
Misjudged, compromised Hollywood remake.
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
[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.
January 1, 2000
A case study in how Hollywood can make a complete mess out of what was previously a marvelous film.
June 1, 1993
Full Review | Original Score: A-