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On a suburban street, two masked men seize a young woman. They bind and gag her and take her to an abandoned, soundproofed apartment. She is Alice Creed (Gemma Arterton of PRINCE OF PERSIA), daughter of a millionaire. Her kidnappers, the coldly efficient Vic (Eddie Marsan of SHERLOCK HOLMES) and his younger accomplice Danny (Martin Compston of A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS), have worked out a meticulous plan, but Alice is not going to play the perfect victim or give up without a fight. In a tense power play of greed, duplicity, and survival we discover that sometimes disappearances can be deceptive…
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 92
- Fresh: 75
- Rotten: 17
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Will keep your attention, but you may walk away thinking you've seen something like it before.
Fresh: A skilled cast is Blakeson's greatest asset in his attempt to elevate his material above its pulpy limitations. All three are better actors than this sort of movie might call for.
Fresh: The Disappearance of Alice Creed begins with a van being stolen and ends with a different stolen vehicle being driven away. In between comes a tight, efficient thriller with just three actors and at least two whopper switcheroos.
A gripping Hitchcockian thriller that will keep you involved and engrossed throughout. From the silent, dangerous, and disturbing opening sequences, to the twists and turns, double and triple crosses woven throughout, right up to it's climactic finale, writer/director J Blakeson treats us to a clinic on just how a proper thriller should be constructed. With only three actors to carry the entire film, a task most could not easily pull off without becoming tedious or sparse, "The Disappearance of Alice Creed" keeps up the taught pacing thanks to superb acting and a wonderfully written script, that is reminiscient of films like Danny Boyle's "Shallow Grave" or Christopher Nolan's "Memento." As motives are revealed for each character, their motivations are as quickly upended as new plot twists are diabolically introduced. Certainly one of the best films of 2010. Independent filmmaking at it's finest.
This movie will grab you by the throat and pull you in. From the beginning you keep thinking "whats going to happen??" It is filled with countless twists and turns that keep it going. It is not what you would expect. It makes you think. Rent it. Watch it. Love it. You WILL enjoy it.
I don't know why some people do not like this movie? Maybe because of the two guys? Typical how if there is something you don't agree with then you automatically outcast it. Great movie.! 5*