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The Vanishing Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Variety Staff
Variety
August 12, 2007
Schematic and unconvincing.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Misjudged, compromised Hollywood remake.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A case study in how Hollywood can make a complete mess out of what was previously a marvelous film.
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Entertainment Weekly
June 1, 1993
Full Review | Original Score: A-