Vanishing On 7th Street
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From director Brad Anderson (Session 9, Transsiberian, The Machinist) comes VANISHING ON 7TH STREET, a terrifying, apocalyptic thriller that taps into one of humankind's most primal anxieties: fear of the dark. An unexplained blackout plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, and by the time the sun rises, only a few people remain-surrounded by heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening shadows. A small handful of strangers that have survived the night (Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo and newcomer Jacob Latimore) each find their way to a rundown bar,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Prediction: Vanishing on 7th St. will vanish from theaters very quickly."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"This is The Twilight Zone as written by Jean Paul Sartre. What audacity! What vision! And, alas, what a failure."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Can't make heads or tails of its own ideas."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The film borrows from too many sources, and almost always comes up short, lacking depth, character or reason."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Clothes minus their bodies are strewn around a darkened world in a bizarre wardrobe malfunction, and kind of the opposite of airport body scanning. Though why none of these highly resourceful characters thought night vision goggles, is anybody's guess."
‑ Prairie Miller, Purple Revolver
"Brad Anderson's supernatural thriller is stacked to keep us guessing. Initially, this makes it watchably atmospheric. But the inconclusive hints lead to the sense that he's withholding too much."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Anderson does a lot with very little - a wavering light, a patch of darkness - and Jaswinski's script tries to break up the stage-bound monotony with a few well-timed (if not particularly informative) flashbacks."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"An enjoyable low-budget horror flick, Vanishing on 7th Street has all the thrills and chills you could hope for from a film like this."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"it's to Anderson's credit that despite a slight script, this film keeps you on your toes almost right to the end."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"The thrill goes out of writer Anthony Jaswinski's Twilight Zone-style story long before the closing credits."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Anderson spends most of his energy creating a mood - making "Vanishing" more cerebral than white-knuckle, though a few more shrieks (mine) might have been nice."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"Brad Anderson's creepily effective low-budget thriller may not have a punch line worthy of your typical "Twilight Zone" episode, but it otherwise gets the job done in under an hour and a half with a good cast."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The film has a few eerie chills, but they're chills in anticipation of a payoff. There is no payoff."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"A creepy, high quality B movie"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"It doesn't really progress beyond what happens in the first forty minutes."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Ebert Presents At The Movies
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