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The Disappearance of Alice Creed
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, daughter of a millionaire. Her kidnappers, the coldly efficient Vic and his younger accomplice Danny, have worked out a meticulous plan. But, Alice is not going to play the perfect victim -- she's not giving in without a fight. In a tense power-play of greed, duplicity and survival we discover that sometimes disappearances can be deceptive.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"Like all top-notch best thrillers, The Disappearance of Alice Creed is a suspense-filled caper flick with enough twists and turns to leave the audience gasping and guessing until its final moments."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"A kidnapping story told in simple but effective way."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Tense, thrilling kidnap story too violent for kids."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"Sure, it's a parlour trick movie, with no great idea at its core, but props should go to Blakeson -- he's packed a remarkable amount of thrills into a one-bedroom flat location."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"It's refreshing to see someone putting the needs of the part over her image, and this is far from a halfhearted performance. It's gritty and gutsy."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It wants to be a movie about the intersection between criminality and the class system but, for that, it could have used a bit more class."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"... An unnerving thriller that's driven by the threat of violence and the sexual proclivities of its protagonists."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"Tense, terse and beautifully crafted, it plays out with all the dread of a deadbolt hammering, inevitably, home."
‑ Matt Glasby,
"J Blakeson's feature debut is as spectacularly suspenseful as it is deceptively simple"
‑ Alice Tynan, Concrete Playground
"And unlike many filmmakers who make movies to take pictures, Blakeson is interested in his players. His three principals deliver convincingly messy, ambiguous performances."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"A pulsating revelation on many levels at once."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"What first-time director Blakeson does with this very familiar situation is cut it to the bone. Not only is there very little fat on this body, there's barely a skeleton."
‑ Brian Holcomb,
"The performances are nervy and vulnerable, lifting the material when Blakeson gets caught up in a few staring contests to pad out the film. At least in the first act, there's a real sense of threat."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Though The Disappearance of Alice Creed doesn't quite play out to the end, it is still a fine thriller and an exciting calling-card film for J Blakeson."
‑ Simon Foster,
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