Bunny Lake Is Missing
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Based on the mystery novel by Marryam Modell (using the pseudonym Evelyn Piper), Bunny Lake Is Missing is a bizarre study in motherhood, kindness, enigma, and insanity. Ann Lake (Carol Lynley), an American freshly relocated to England, wishes to drop off her daughter Bunny for the girl's first day at a new nursery school. Oddly, Ann cannot locate any teachers or administrators, only the school's disgruntled cook (Lucie Mannheim). She is forced to leave Bunny unsupervised in the building's "first day" room, under the reassurance that the cook will be responsible for the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A middling thriller,"
‑ , Time Out
"One of Preminger's best films, this stylish psychological mystery-thriller is extremely well shot and well acted by Olivier, Carol Lynley and Keir Dulea."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Olivier is excellent as the analytical inspector, his easy-going grace a delightful contrast to the two stars."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Preminger's well-constructed and suspenseful film in the Hitchcock tradition is worth watching for the performances, but alas the conclusion comes as something of a let down."
‑ , Film4
"The effect is stingingly poignant."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A solid-but-frustratingly-tantalizing experience."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"Artfully directed, professionally performed and just twisty enough to make viewers get lost in the overtly Hitchcockian trappings..."
‑ Dan Fienberg, Zap2it.com
"Vintage mind-thrills in slinky, shadowy black and white."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com
"...a promising thriller that slowly-but-surely wears out its welcome."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Somehow the unconvincing story is engrossing, as the marvelous supporting cast put it over... ."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"As disturbing as he's supposed to be, Wilson is also the film's uncanniest highlight."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
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