An abduction takes a number of unexpected turns in this independent thriller from Britain. Vic (Eddie Marsan) and Danny (Martin Compston) are a pair of ex-cons who spend several days elaborately soundproofing and reinforcing the walls of a small apartment. Vic is hard-edged and domineering with a fierce suspicious streak, while Danny is weak-willed and will do nearly anything Vic asks of him. We soon learn what Vic and Danny were planning as they grab a young woman off the street, take her back home, and tie her to the bed. The young woman is named Alice Creed (Gemma Arterton), and she comes from a wealthy family; after taking some snapshots of her, Vic fires off a ransom demand to her father, asking for two million pounds in exchange for Alice's safe return. Vic is convinced he's executing the perfect crime, but it becomes apparent that not everything is going as planned; Alice is smarter and more resourceful than he imagined, and Danny's allegiances can be manipulated in ways Vic never anticipated. The Disappearance of Alice Creed was the first feature film from director J Blakeson. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Very good movie. There were a lot of twists that kept you on your toes. Just when you thought you had it figued out.... BAM, it changed. Only three actors in the whole movie, and they played their parts perfectly!
This movie was another flip of the coin for me. I hadn't heard much about it, I don't think it got a theatrical release stateside, so it could have easily been a piece of total excrement. I was pleasantly surprised that it was not. The first ten minutes sets the stage with a rhythmic montage that amps up the suspense right away. Once the movie gets underway, it's an above-average synergy of acting, music, cinematography and editing. The timing, the beats...all seem very deliberate and well-timed. The story progression is also quite snappy and well-paced. There are a few lulls in pace, particularly towards the middle and end, but they are pretty brief. Most of the time, it's a taut and riveting thriller that kept me not quite on the edge of my seat, but managed to keep me on my toes. Not a must-see, but I do recommend it for somebody looking for a nice suspense/thriller. B-
This movie was awesome!!I its filled with soooo many twist and turns and the ending is surprising but good !!I loved it !!Watching this was like being in a roller coaster ride and you dont want to get off lol !
This is a very good movie considering there was only three characters in the whole movie. It had a lot of twists and suspense. The love triangle is a little strange (you will know what I mean when you see it). All in all a movie worth watching. I believe you will enjoy it even though you will go "EWWWW" in one part of it.
This was an excellently entertaining movie. The three actors were very good at making their roles believable in every way. The unexpected was in abun-dance in this one. Worth the watch for any movie buff.