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  • 100
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    A compact British drama that does more with only three people and a few modest settings than most movies do with computerized bloat and a cast of hundreds. show more

  • 90
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 60
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    A skilled cast is Blakeson's greatest asset in his attempt to elevate his material above its pulpy limitations. All three are better actors than this sort of movie might call for. show more

  • 75
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    Alice Creed isn't as good as Tarantino's directorial debut, or another movie it calls to mind, "A Simple Plan.'' But the genetic resemblance to those two films indicates how good much of this extremely assured picture is. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    As intense and as harrowing as any British thriller to emerge from the east side of the Atlantic in recent years, and there are some good titles vying for that distinction. show more

  • 75
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The best Brit noir since "Croupier" is a complex, marvellously twisty thriller. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    A grim, toxic, psychological British thriller, brimming with surprises, that always manages to be quite a bit more than it appears on the surface. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The writer-director, who goes by the name J Blakeson, keeps the suspense level high for the first hour or so, but he then indulges in a few plot twists that strain credibility. show more

  • 100
    Pam Grady Boxoffice Magazine

    Dazzling turns by stars Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston and Gemma Arterton; unrelenting suspense; and a wealth of black humor will appeal to an arthouse crowd, though the violence and other unsavory aspects of the story will turn off some. show more

  • 60
    Kim Newman Empire

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

  • August 13, 2010 JJChiofalo
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    What a great movie. a completely entertaining film with enough adrenanline and twists to keep you guessing

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