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The Disappearance of Alice Creed Reviews

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 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
August 13, 2010
And unlike many filmmakers who make movies to take pictures, Blakeson is interested in his players. His three principals deliver convincingly messy, ambiguous performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2010
Like all top-notch best thrillers, The Disappearance of Alice Creed is a suspense-filled caper flick with enough twists and turns to leave the audience gasping and guessing until its final moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
August 11, 2010
A pulsating revelation on many levels at once.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2010
It's just a cheap thriller.
August 10, 2010
Worthless.
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
August 6, 2010
Will keep your attention, but you may walk away thinking you've seen something like it before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 6, 2010
A compact British drama that does more with three people and a few modest settings than most movies do with computerized bloat and a cast of hundreds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 6, 2010
J Blakeson springs surprises that force us to re-evaluate everything that's come before.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2010
A jolting little thriller, as sharp and nasty as a switchblade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
August 5, 2010
Blakeson finds ways to make good use of his assets: three talented actors, a few evocative locations, and a script that springs like a mousetrap.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 5, 2010
Alice Creed sucks you in immediately with a beautifully edited opening sequence.
August 4, 2010
It's like Deathtrap with two twists instead of 12.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 4, 2010
Marsan does countless riffs on a menacing glare, and Arterton is always a treat to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2010
This taut crime drama is thrillingly old-fashioned in the best sense.
July 6, 2010
Crisp handling, some clever twists and a welcome streak of dry humor hold attention throughout this indie Brit thriller.
April 29, 2010
The superior acting from Arterton, Marsan and Compston, combined with Blakeson's resourceful and focused direction, force through a sometimes awkward plot and rescue the film from a middle section that looks to be heading for a brick wall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5