Absence (2013)

Expectant mother Liz wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy has disappeared overnight. When doctors can find no medical explanation for the loss, police treat Liz and her husband Rick as prime suspects in what has now become a missing… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 5, 2013
DVD Release Date: August 5, 2013
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

It's been 15 years - can we stop remaking "The Blair Witch Project" already?

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

There are many things absent from this found-footage horror movie, including suspense, logic, and originality.

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

The lives of a small-town couple eagerly anticipating the birth of their first child are shattered when they lose the baby under suspicious circumstances in this creepy psychological thriller that plays out very differently than its early scenes suggest.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Mundane conversations and outings drag on while the central mystery takes baby steps forward, suggesting that a shorter running time or a more developed script might have better served the originality of the premise.

Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

There's nothing here the best entries in V/H/S didn't do better in 10 minutes or less, and with the decency to kill off their unbearable protagonists much faster.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

The tension almost immediately leaks out of the narrative once we realize we're watching a found-footage horror movie.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

Imagine for a moment what someone like Roman Polanski could do with such a loaded nightmare scenario. And then marvel at how thoroughly it's wasted in this threadbare throwaway ...

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Close Encounters of the Third Kind meets The Blair Witch Project. Hair-raising, chilling and riveting. It will scare the living daylights out of you.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Hernandez
This is The Fourth Kind meets Paranormal Activity in a really bad way. Most of the dialogue is unnecessary, trying too hard to make it seem real. Unfortunately,… More