Disappearances Reviews

June 16, 2007
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 film is lovely to look at, but makes not a lick of sense.
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.
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 14, 2007
The story might sound fine on paper, but it didn't quite work out that well when filmed.