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The Disappearance of Alice Creed Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
August 14, 2011
A kidnapping story told in simple but effective way.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 30, 2011
... An unnerving thriller that's driven by the threat of violence and the sexual proclivities of its protagonists.
Brian Holcomb
November 30, 2010
What first-time director Blakeson does with this very familiar situation is cut it to the bone. Not only is there very little fat on this body, there's barely a skeleton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
November 23, 2010
Tense, thrilling kidnap story too violent for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Glasby
November 21, 2010
Tense, terse and beautifully crafted, it plays out with all the dread of a deadbolt hammering, inevitably, home.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
November 19, 2010
The performances are nervy and vulnerable, lifting the material when Blakeson gets caught up in a few staring contests to pad out the film. At least in the first act, there's a real sense of threat.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
September 16, 2010
The Disappearance of Alice Creed begins with a van being stolen and ends with a different stolen vehicle being driven away. In between comes a tight, efficient thriller with just three actors and at least two whopper switcheroos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 10, 2010
Sure, it's a parlour trick movie, with no great idea at its core, but props should go to Blakeson -- he's packed a remarkable amount of thrills into a one-bedroom flat location.
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
September 9, 2010
J Blakeson's feature debut is as spectacularly suspenseful as it is deceptively simple
Simon Foster
September 9, 2010
Though The Disappearance of Alice Creed doesn't quite play out to the end, it is still a fine thriller and an exciting calling-card film for J Blakeson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
September 9, 2010
The neatness of the movie, however, hems it in. It is plotted almost to a fault.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 9, 2010
By the time the feelbad finale is in full stride, Blakeson's writing makes no sense whatsoever. However, his direction of this throttling three-handed thriller does leave a lasting impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
September 9, 2010
It's refreshing to see someone putting the needs of the part over her image, and this is far from a halfhearted performance. It's gritty and gutsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
September 8, 2010
If you like a good twist, then this is the next film you must see. Your eyes will be glued to the screen, wondering what unexpected plot developments lay ahead.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
September 7, 2010
There are one or two implausibilities towards the end of it all but Blakeson overcomes those with his climax. There's not a special effect in sight and no stunts either but he never lets go of the suspense. It's a rare skill.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jim Mitchell
September 7, 2010
For a first time filmmaker, Blakeson shows a formidable sense of control, restraint and stylish flair reminiscent of a more established helmer and despite the odd misstep, takes the time to ratchet up the tension and intrigue.
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)
September 7, 2010
The mental games that the characters play are underdeveloped, and the look of the film isn't worth leaving home for.
Anders Wotzke
September 5, 2010
If Blakeson wasn't so desperate to shock his audience, the suspense he establishes early on might not have been so quick to join Miss. Creed in disappearing.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 3, 2010
Tight as a three hander can be, the film pushes us to the edge of our seats from the start and never lets up... a mesmerising piece of cinema
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 3, 2010
It's filled with action, yet most of the action is internal. Taut, tense and thrilling, this film is a little beauty
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