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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2018)

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After publishing a bestselling novel based on the death of one of his high school classmates, the controversial writer Sidney Hall (Logan Lerman) finds himself catapulted to unexpected fame and renown. His relationship with his girlfriend (Elle Fanning) begins to fall apart as the dark consequences of the book intrude on their life together, and he disappears without a trace. Nearly a decade later, an enigmatic detective searches for the missing author, whose books are connected to a string of mysterious arsons.

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Logan Lerman
as Sidney Hall
Kyle Chandler
as The Searcher
Blake Jenner
as Brett Newport
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Critic Reviews for The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

The artificially constructed nature of the narrative gives the supposedly shocking revelations way too much importance, essentially subjugating any sense of character development and flaws to its mystery-type structure.

January 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Unspools into nearly two hours of baffling narrative choices, weak character development, and so many offensive cliches that it would be funny if they wasn't so, well, offensive.

January 26, 2017 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

There are few things more frustrating than a mystery without a satisfying conclusion, unless it's a mystery that didn't need to be a mystery in the first place.

January 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Pretentious art-house posing.

January 31, 2017 | Full Review…

For the second Sundance in a row, both [Logan] Lerman and [Kyle] Chandler star in a movie that made me cry.

January 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Sidney Hall, a film which offers a mystery that never feels mysterious, falls so flat one is bewildered as to why and how such a project could even be green lit.

January 26, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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