The Disappeared
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Still haunted by the disappearance of his younger brother many years ago, a troubled teen returns to live with his father in London and embarks on a chilling journey to discover what grim fate truly befell his long-missing sibling. Matthew was supposed to be watching Tom the evening that the young boy vanished without a trace, but the passing of years has done little to assuage the older sibling's profoud feelings of grief and loss. Now, as Matthew settles into his father's rundown London loft in an attempt to start life over, Tom's voice begins calling to him from some dark and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Johnny Kervorkian sets up the film nicely, but by the end, your worst fears are realised when it climaxes in the most anodyne way possible."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"While it may miss an opportunity here or there, The Disappeared is an eerie, entertaining effort."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"The film is let down by inauthentic dialogue and plotting that unravels rather embarrassingly in the final reel. But the tension is well sustained and Treadaway's performance is full of pallid intensity."
‑ Ed Potton, Times [UK]
"While there's a good leading performance, after about half an hour you may notice your ability to give a damn also disappearing."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Extremely atmospheric and genuinely creepy, this is a well crafted, sharply written British chiller with a terrific central performance from Harry Treadaway."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"I found the plot uneven and awkwardly paced but have to admit the scares are solid."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, L.A. Weekly
"The Disappeared makes you jump once or twice, but it's a dubiously overcooked horror-thriller."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"This feature is a little rough around the edges, but Kevorkian has mobilised a top-notch cast and his story delivers more than a few shivers."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Treadaway is the only good thing about this film, which dwells on the uncertainty of Matt's mental state for too long before jarring towards an OTT ending."
‑ , Sun Online
"moody transposition of a classic psychological thriller/ghost story to the unlikely but effective setting of a London council estate."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"A complicated family dynamic is the point of departure for The Disappeared, part horror movie, part psychological study."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Despite a few cliches and a slightly predictable climax, this is an atmospheric, well-made feature debut for the new filmmaking partnership of Kevorkian and Murphy."
‑ Daniel Etherington, Film4
"With ambition to spare and a talent for shocks and surprises worthy of seasoned directors, Kevorkian has revived the spirits of those who thought the English ghost story was dead."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
"Johnny Kevorkian makes a promising debut with The Disappeared, a slow-burning tale of the supernatural that makes effective use of some atmospheric London locations and a well cast Harry Treadaway."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
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