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The Disappearance of Alice Creed Reviews

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August 14, 2011
A kidnapping story told in simple but effective way.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 30, 2011
... An unnerving thriller that's driven by the threat of violence and the sexual proclivities of its protagonists.
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
November 23, 2010
Tense, thrilling kidnap story too violent for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
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.
September 9, 2010
J Blakeson's feature debut is as spectacularly suspenseful as it is deceptively simple
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
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
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
September 3, 2010
Skullduggery is afoot as well as laughs in this footloose mystery thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 2, 2010
A highly interesting film from writer/director Blakeson, a fine low- budget thriller with good performances, with a clever yet archetypal plot.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 26, 2010
Much of the fun of watching this kidnapping thriller is trying to guess what will happen next and being constantly proved wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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