Absence Reviews

January 26, 2019
Absence has its moments, but in its determination not to be sensationalistic, it winds up often being far too low-key for its own good.
July 11, 2013
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 4, 2013
It's been 15 years - can we stop remaking "The Blair Witch Project" already?
July 4, 2013
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.
Top Critic
July 4, 2013
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 3, 2013
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
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 2, 2013
There are many things absent from this found-footage horror movie, including suspense, logic, and originality.
July 1, 2013
The tension almost immediately leaks out of the narrative once we realize we're watching a found-footage horror movie.