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The Disappearance of Alice Creed
9 December 2010
Summary: I really hated 'The Disappearance of Alice Creed,' and not just because I disconnected so early. It's a movie that tries really hard to be the "next great British crime movie" but fails completely.
Conclusion: The Disappearance of Alice Creed is a well-conceived and smartly executed Thriller that's oftentimes raw, hard to stomach, and packed with surprising twists and turns that come often and unexpectedly.
Summary: If this is any indication, I’d say that Blakeson has a promising career ahead of him. The danger is to not make this a one-trick-pony situation. He’ll have to move on to more complicated setups and ideas.
Excerpt: The “disappearance” in the title of J Blakeson’s taut British thriller The Disappearance Of Alice Creed refers to the kidnapping of a millionaire’s grown daughter, as well as to the attitude her abductors try to take toward her in order to complete the job.
Excerpt: Opening with a sequence of shots showing two men in silent labour, padding walls, putting locks on doors, preparing a bed, covering the interior of the back of a van, laying out their tools and going about the job in hand, there�s a ruthless efficiency to the opening of The Disappearance of Alice...
Summary: Splicing the extreme in with the everyday, the best British crime flicks ( Dead Man’s Shoes , London To Brighton , Red Road ) are as comfortable with cups of tea and mundane conversations as they are with car chases.
Excerpt: "The Disappearance of Alice Creed" sets the tone from the outset, with a dialogue-free opening act that is as methodical and gripping as the film itself. Shot almost entirely in a confined space, excellent camera work and direction help to maintain its claustrophobic nature and sustain an air of...
Excerpt: Een rijke vader hebben is niet altijd leuk, zo leert twintiger Alice Creed (Gemma Arterton) wanneer twee criminelen haar ontvoeren en een flinke som losgeld eisen. Hun plan is tot in de puntjes uitgedacht, maar de doorgewinterde filmkijker weet: hoe goed het plan ook is, het loopt altijd uit de...