The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Slow-ripened and thrilling
Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston
Directed by J Blakeson

The feature-length debut of British writer-director J. Blakeson should be a film school model on how to shoot a shoestring-budget thriller. This taut, chilling account of a kidnapping plot's slow unravelling excels primarily because of its economical approach. Not only is the film centered exclusively on the nervous ex-convict Danny (Martin Compston), his fierce, no-nonsense superior Vic (Eddie ... more >