Disappearance at Clifton Hill Reviews

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January 30, 2021
Director Shin allows the city's offbeat setting, including haunted houses and the uber-kitschy Flying Saucer Restaurant, to infuse itself into the offbeat nature of Abby's story. Like the city itself, her tale isn't exactly what it seems on the surface.
December 5, 2020
Disappearance at Clifton Hill is at-times intriguing and often stylish. The film is marred, however, by its cliched insistence on making the audience question the narrative's authenticity.
August 19, 2020
Middleton's subdued performance anchors the narrative even as it unravels into unexpected, but enjoyable, sensationalism.
July 17, 2020
Director and co-writer Albert Shin has come up with a diverting exercise in noir style.
July 15, 2020
If you like suspenseful mysteries with some unpredictable twists and intriguing characters, then Disappearance at Clifton Hill is definitely worth your time.
July 12, 2020
A hugely enjoyable small town thriller which treats its neon tropes with loving care.
July 11, 2020
There are, however, a few diamonds in the mud that make Disappearance at Clifton Hill watchable. Chief among them, a rare appearance in front of the camera by David Cronenberg.
July 9, 2020
An outlandish tale which takes many risks and profits from its boldness.
April 8, 2020
Embraces the odd through its very unreliable protagonist, one particular goofy (but inspired) casting choice, and a vision of Niagara Falls...that makes it a memorable flick-even if its mystery element largely feels under-developed.
March 27, 2020
Whatever cracks and uneven corners do exist in Disappearance at Clifton Hill are easily glazed by a story that is good enough and does the minimum of what we ask from movies and does it well.
March 13, 2020
There are hints of a great neo-noir fighting to break out of Shin's latest feature, but these glimpses only tease us.
March 12, 2020
The energy of Niagara Falls segues into a carnival of cheap tricks in this methodical thriller.
March 9, 2020
A wonderfully moody puzzle box of a film.
March 7, 2020
Somewhat intriguing misfire.
March 1, 2020
Shin infuses an intoxicating blend of grime, crime, and style into Disappearance at Clifton Hill, all of which make it a twisted treat to enjoy.
February 29, 2020
Disappearance at Clifton Hill suffers from an incoherent and uninspired script even if it boasts great performances and stellar technical achievements.
February 29, 2020
As an ambiguous look at the nature of truth and deception, Clifton Hill has an unsettling low-key potency, which is why the final third - when the plotting gets strained and Shin wraps things up with a "gotcha" ending - is so disappointing.
February 29, 2020
The septuagenarian filmmaker does great supporting work in a film that's otherwise long on atmosphere but short on specifics...
February 28, 2020
Earning more points for style than substance, this atmospheric Canadian noir lacks enough tension to sufficiently pay off its titular mystery.
February 28, 2020
What sets "Disappearance at Clifton Hill" apart is how quietly menacing it all feels.
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