Disappearances (2007)

Just before the repeal of Prohibition, a father, desperate to save his Vermont farm near the Canadian border, journeys into the Canadian wilderness with his son hoping to score big money on a whiskey-running escapade.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 11, 2007
DVD Release Date: July 3, 2007
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A marvelous, subtly crafted elegy to a bygone era that balances its scenes of violence and gunplay with laconic humor.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

The film is lovely to look at, but makes not a lick of sense.

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Urban Cinefile

It's an ambitious work and shouldn't be too readily dismissed for its semi-successful foray into spirit-land. There is much else to enjoy and a wonderful terrain to discover.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Magic realism is a tricky thing to pull off in a movie, and Disappearances, the third of Mr. Craven's films based on Mr. Mosher's novels, only occasionally succeeds.

John Anderson

If you're one of those people (like this reviewer) who can watch Kris Kristofferson do just about anything, you won't insist on the references being that solid.

Brian Orndorf

There's a special Boy Scout charm to it all that I was enchanted with.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The beautifully photographed Disappearances is solidly old-fashioned entertainment.

Tom Beer
Time Out

Alas, the story descends into mystical mumbo jumbo.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The movie has a literary quality, and not just because everyone's always quoting Shakespeare.

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