The Disappearance of Alice Creed

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

In this British thriller, two men (Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston) meticulously prepare a small flat for the kidnapping of a young woman (Gemma Arterton, Prince of Persia). She is Alice Creed, daughter of a rich businessman. The plan is to tie her to the bed, hold her hostage and demanding a whopping ransom. But Alice isn't about to let her captors use her as capital without a fight.

2009Rating: R16, Contains violence, sexual references & offensive language100 minsUK
Thriller
27%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Enjoyable Film

I really enjoyed this movie. I fault the trailer thought as it gives away too much. Read the reviews or take it on the fact that it's British. Given the story is one we've all seen before this is still well worth watching.

0

EXCELLENT !

If you like thriller, you HAVE TO see this film. It genuinely is full of twists. Great !

5.0
0

100 word review

Two men kidnap a girl, Alice Creed, and hold her for ransom. What makes this film interesting is the complex underlying relationship triangle that slowly reveals itself throughout the 110 minute running time. The movie never strays far from the holding room or the three characters, making it feel more welcoming to a stage play at times. Luckily, the plot...

4.0
0

Practically Perfect Movie of A (not So ) Perfect Crime

This film is a tiny little gem - Three characters, no dialogue for the first half hour though you *know* what is happening in the first five minutes, a tense concern for each character as they slowly reveal their personalities and motives, and plot twists that would make M. Night Shyamalan recall what it was like to be this good combine to tell a compelling...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Crisp handling, some clever twists and a welcome streak of dry humor hold attention throughout

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The Disappearance of Alice Creed will keep your attention, but you may walk away thinking you've seen something like it before: "Sleuth," with more sex and violence.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Surprise Package

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A glum British kidnap movie in which writer-director J Blakeson manages to generate tension and some suspense, never rises above the mechanical and contrived, finally lapsing into the improbable.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Taut, superbly executed and consistently engrossing, The Disappearance of Alice Creed marks an auspicious feature debut for writer-director J Blakeson.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A small but perfectly formed crime drama. And, without making a fuss, a proper nail-biter, too

0
Variety

Variety

press

Crisp handling, some clever twists and a welcome streak of dry humor hold attention throughout

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The Disappearance of Alice Creed will keep your attention, but you may walk away thinking you've seen something like it before: "Sleuth," with more sex and violence.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Surprise Package

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A glum British kidnap movie in which writer-director J Blakeson manages to generate tension and some suspense, never rises above the mechanical and contrived, finally lapsing into the improbable.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Taut, superbly executed and consistently engrossing, The Disappearance of Alice Creed marks an auspicious feature debut for writer-director J Blakeson.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A small but perfectly formed crime drama. And, without making a fuss, a proper nail-biter, too

0

Enjoyable Film

I really enjoyed this movie. I fault the trailer thought as it gives away too much. Read the reviews or take it on the fact that it's British. Given the story is one we've all seen before this is still well worth watching.

0

EXCELLENT !

If you like thriller, you HAVE TO see this film. It genuinely is full of twists. Great !

5.0
0

100 word review

Two men kidnap a girl, Alice Creed, and hold her for ransom. What makes this film interesting is the complex underlying relationship triangle that slowly reveals itself throughout the 110 minute running time. The movie never strays far from the holding room or the three characters, making it feel more welcoming to a stage play at times. Luckily, the plot...

4.0
0

Practically Perfect Movie of A (not So ) Perfect Crime

This film is a tiny little gem - Three characters, no dialogue for the first half hour though you *know* what is happening in the first five minutes, a tense concern for each character as they slowly reveal their personalities and motives, and plot twists that would make M. Night Shyamalan recall what it was like to be this good combine to tell a...

5.0
0