The Disappearance of Alice Creed [2009] Movie Review Recommendation

The Disappearance of Alice Creed [2009]

I just love British cinema, their distinct sense of humor, tragedy and when you add to that excellent actors, I believe that we have a winner. With the next generation of British actors taking over from old school, I think that there are more and more talented actors and directors out there. This movie only proves it, made on a tight budget and with only three actors it keeps the tension right ’till the end. Thanks to the good script and the acting capabilities of all the actors, I hope that this is going to be a jumping point for J Blakeson, director of this movie. Right from the start we are told that this movie is here just to tell the story, the story of the disappearance of Alice Creed, and nothing more. It doesn’t try to be bigger, grander and more complex, it just follows the story that slowly unravels into a total chaos. Frankly, I was surprised by Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), who demonstrated that besides her great body she has great acting capabilities too.

Two utter professionals decide to kidnap Alice Creed, a young girl with a wealthy father and demand ransom. Prepared and well planned kidnapping goes as well as it can be expected, and now Danny and Vic have Alice tied up in a soundproof room. Now, if they can maintain this level of execution, they can get what they want. But, Alice is proving to be a bit difficult to handle, and her feminine charms along with her brains are going to be a bit tricky to overcome. Soon, tension starts to build up as we start finding out more about each of the characters and their motives for kidnapping, as well as plans after it. A simple plan will soon be altered into a chaotic fight for survival…

Director: J Blakeson

Cast: Martin Compston, Eddie Marsan, Gemma Arterton

Fun Facts: The first word is spoken 5 minutes and 25 seconds into the film. Roughly another 4 minutes pass before the next one is spoken.


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