Reviews and Problems with The Disappearance Of Alice Creed
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Passable thriller that rings a little hollow on occasion
8 April 2013
Summary: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED is a three-hander that sees spoilt rich kid Gemma Arterton kidnapped by a couple of goons and tied to a bed while they demand a ransom from her father. That's the entirety of the plot; of course, it's little to sustain a ninety-minute running time with that alone, so the scriptwriter has to come up with twist upon twist to keep the viewer guessing as the running time progresses. I was in two minds about this film.
Excerpt: A young woman is abducted off the street and kept imprisoned while her two kidnappers decide how best to extract the ransom from her father. The Disappearance Of Alice Creed puts a different spin on the kidnap story, concentrating as it does on the relationship between the kidnappers and victim rather than the police investigation and search.
Summary: Time and time again, especially after having watched a series of duds, I think that good films are a thing of the past. Then I stumble on something like TDOAC and am reminded to never say die - there's still great stuff out there! Here's a movie with just three folks; i.e., not even an extra passerby or folks in the distance. Its taunt, exciting and without hardly a wasted word or second. The "twist", surprise, etc.
Summary: Vic & Danny kidnap Alice for money. A few twists and only one actor remains in the end. Only three actors in the whole film and all did well. With so many kidnap films I expected more or less the usual, but this one is centered on the three characters and nothing more. Refreshing.
Summary: While there were good point to the movie - I just felt there was something missing - it felt like a half-finished film to me. Performances are for the most part adequate, but the sparse story leaves a bit to be desired.
Excerpt: IJzersterke thriller en subliem gespeeld, waarin een jonge vrouw wordt ontvoerd voor losgeld. Ik ga niets over de inhoud verklappen en ook niet over het einde, want deze film laat je tot op het allerlaatste moment op het puntje van je stoel zitten. Aanrader van hoog niveau, vergelijkbaar met Kiss the Girls.