Vanishing On 7th Street Reviews

March 4, 2011
Prediction: Vanishing on 7th St. will vanish from theaters very quickly.
February 25, 2011
Brad Anderson's supernatural thriller is stacked to keep us guessing. Initially, this makes it watchably atmospheric. But the inconclusive hints lead to the sense that he's withholding too much.
February 24, 2011
Anderson spends most of his energy creating a mood - making "Vanishing" more cerebral than white-knuckle, though a few more shrieks (mine) might have been nice.
February 24, 2011
This is The Twilight Zone as written by Jean Paul Sartre. What audacity! What vision! And, alas, what a failure.
February 18, 2011
Anderson does a lot with very little - a wavering light, a patch of darkness - and Jaswinski's script tries to break up the stage-bound monotony with a few well-timed (if not particularly informative) flashbacks.
February 18, 2011
Brad Anderson's creepily effective low-budget thriller may not have a punch line worthy of your typical "Twilight Zone" episode, but it otherwise gets the job done in under an hour and a half with a good cast.
February 18, 2011
The complete lack of explanation suggests Jaswinski forgot to finish his script. But Anderson tries hard to compensate, distracting us with suitably ghostly atmospherics.
February 17, 2011
Working from a script with diminishing returns by Anthony Jaswinski, Mr. Anderson smartly frontloads the movie, drawing you in with long shots of deserted cityscapes, the quiet punctured by periodic bird calls and dog barks.
February 17, 2011
A little more polish in the writing could have made it a must-see, but as it stands, it's a fairly solid B-movie matinee with a nicely calibrated mix of intellectual dread and visceral shock.
February 17, 2011
After a promising start with a nearly wordless opening 15 minutes, Vanishing becomes awfully talky, with far more time spent on the characters' bickering than on them racing to escape the encroaching darkness.
February 16, 2011
Mostly, we're left staring blankly at a quartet of victimized ciphers.
Top Critic
February 16, 2011
Mr. Anderson has evidently watched a lot of old Twilight Zone reruns. So much of the film's dense, murky palette evokes menace without mayhem, but the wrap-up at the end by Rod Serling is sadly missed.
February 16, 2011
The movie begins to feel like a grad-school thesis masquerading as entertainment. So what's the metaphor? It's way too vague to tell.
February 15, 2011
It is creepy enough to make you hope the theater parking lot is brightly lit.
January 10, 2011
All the trappings of a horror film without any real horror or jolts.