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Absence (2013)

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Critic Reviews: 3
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Expectant mother Liz wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy has disappeared overnight. When doctors can find no medical explanation for the loss, police treat Liz and her husband Rick as prime suspects in what has now become a missing child case. Only Rick and Liz's brother Evan trust her version of events. As word spreads, the young couple is subjected to the unwanted attention of the police and prying neighbors. Evan feels for his sister and, as a film student, begins documenting her

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Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense

Aug 5, 2013

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It's been 15 years - can we stop remaking "The Blair Witch Project" already?

July 4, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Mundane conversations and outings drag on while the central mystery takes baby steps forward, suggesting that a shorter running time or a more developed script might have better served the originality of the premise.

July 4, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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There are many things absent from this found-footage horror movie, including suspense, logic, and originality.

July 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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There's nothing here the best entries in V/H/S didn't do better in 10 minutes or less, and with the decency to kill off their unbearable protagonists much faster.

July 11, 2013 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

Imagine for a moment what someone like Roman Polanski could do with such a loaded nightmare scenario. And then marvel at how thoroughly it's wasted in this threadbare throwaway ...

July 4, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

Close Encounters of the Third Kind meets The Blair Witch Project. Hair-raising, chilling and riveting. It will scare the living daylights out of you.

July 3, 2013 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
NYC Movie Guru

The lives of a small-town couple eagerly anticipating the birth of their first child are shattered when they lose the baby under suspicious circumstances in this creepy psychological thriller that plays out very differently than its early scenes suggest.

July 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The tension almost immediately leaks out of the narrative once we realize we're watching a found-footage horror movie.

July 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Absence

This is The Fourth Kind meets Paranormal Activity in a really bad way. Most of the dialogue is unnecessary, trying too hard to make it seem real. Unfortunately, what that did is lose my interest in the process.
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