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The Disappearance of Alice Creed Reviews

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Daniel Hubschman
July 6, 2010
It's not the dialogue that ruins the movie; it's the forced twists thrown into the narrative that unearth more weaknesses than revelations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Virginie SÚlavy
Electric Sheep
April 8, 2010
I expected the film to be cleverer, but in the end what you have is yet another film that focuses on a female victim who is stripped naked and humiliated, but is not smart enough to get herself out of the situation.
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
April 29, 2010
Only the pedigree of Eddie Marsan suggests there might be more to this film than meets the eye. And that it might be clever enough to excuse the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
April 30, 2010
After a confident build-up, the ending feels like an anti-climax.
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
August 10, 2010
It's just a cheap thriller.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
August 1, 2010
Although it continually complicates its basic narrative setup, J Blakeson's film has enough of the crudely exploitative to make it feel like a decisively unwholesome entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alan Jones
Radio Times
April 29, 2010
This painfully low-budget effort is barely passable as a TV drama let alone a movie experience...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
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
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
August 10, 2010
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
April 30, 2010
Recalling one of those exploitation flicks so popular in 70s drive-ins, everyone involved deserves a pat on the back for producing such a fearless British movie. If only it was better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 6, 2010
J Blakeson keeps the suspense level high for the first hour or so, but he then indulges in a few plot twists that strain credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Anderson
July 6, 2010
The story has a few too many reversals for its own good, which leaves the characters seeming more like pawns of a clever screenwriter rather than unpleasant people in a desperate situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 4, 2010
It's like Deathtrap with two twists instead of 12.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 6, 2010
All the considerable effort that went into making this film cannot finally offset its aura of pointless morbidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 13, 2010
It wants to be a movie about the intersection between criminality and the class system but, for that, it could have used a bit more class.
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.
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-
Top Critic
August 6, 2010
A skilled cast is Blakeson's greatest asset in his attempt to elevate his material above its pulpy limitations. All three are better actors than this sort of movie might call for.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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