Disappearances Reviews

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May 21, 2020
Disappearances delightfully fudges the line between an old-fashioned boy's adventure tale and a distinctly adult postmodern Western.
May 1, 2008
It's an ambitious work and shouldn't be too readily dismissed for its semi-successful foray into spirit-land. There is much else to enjoy and a wonderful terrain to discover.
June 16, 2007
June 8, 2007
There's a special Boy Scout charm to it all that I was enchanted with.
June 7, 2007
The movie has a literary quality, and not just because everyone's always quoting Shakespeare.
June 6, 2007
Labored, a bit of backwoods magical realism that wants to soar but never takes off.
May 14, 2007
Magic realism is a tricky thing to pull off in a movie, and Disappearances, the third of Mr. Craven's films based on Mr. Mosher's novels, only occasionally succeeds.
May 11, 2007
Craven never quite manages to make it all seem a smoothly integrated piece.
May 11, 2007
The beautifully photographed Disappearances is solidly old-fashioned entertainment.
May 11, 2007
The film is lovely to look at, but makes not a lick of sense.
May 10, 2007
If you're one of those people (like this reviewer) who can watch Kris Kristofferson do just about anything, you won't insist on the references being that solid.
May 10, 2007
Alas, the story descends into mystical mumbo jumbo.
May 8, 2007
Craven layers the film's central narrative concerns with mounds of metaphorical gunk, most of which proves more ponderous than entrancing.
May 4, 2007
Though set in Vermont in the 1930s, this has the feel of a Western -- one with mystical overtones -- and provides a great role for Kris Kristofferson, who's looking well weathered these days.
April 27, 2007
Jay Craven's stilted adaptation of a novel by Howard Frank Mosher lacks the urgency, the poetry, or the feeling for period that might have brought the material to life, while the cast seems to be largely squandered.
April 27, 2007
This scenic adventure is too fussy with metaphysical lore.
April 26, 2007
Shot for only $1.7 million, but it's a thoroughly entertaining, first-class job in every way.
April 14, 2007
The story might sound fine on paper, but it didn't quite work out that well when filmed.
February 2, 2007
An utterly earnest, likable enough family-focused action-adventure.
November 14, 2006
A frontier spirit and a strong connection to the landscape inform the piece, which aims not to wow but to immerse the viewer in a mystical, hardscrabble, bygone world.
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