The Disappearance of Alice Creed Reviews
If you're going to have to spend so much time in what is essentially one or two rooms for most of the run time, with a cast of three, you'd better make them enjoyable. And boy do they. Each character has their own unique feel, perspective, and stakes in the film. The tension builds slowly as different character bits are explored and played upon.
I would also like to take my hat off to actress Gemma Arterton. It couldn't have been an easy part to play. It's rare when one of your most physically and psychologically tense characters never leaves a bed. Geez.
A largely watertight, stripped-down kidnap based crime thriller that marks a reasonably high point in lower budgeted British cinema. I've seen multi-million dollar movies that aren't as engrossing or even as well made as this, and while many movies of this type run out of steam after about thirty or so minutes this on the other hand has more than a few twists lined up along the way meaning there's plenty to get your teeth into. And with only three characters featuring in the entire picture this does a fine job of keeping things fresh, with the always good Eddie Marsan lifting the film even higher. It may be a touch underwritten in parts, but this is overall well worth tracking down.