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critic reviews (9)
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  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A low-key mystery that's initially engaging but ultimately lacks sufficient intrigue to sustain interest. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Rising star Michael Shannon makes a riveting shamus hired to chase a runaway husband in the quiet but resonant little noir The Missing Person. show more

  • 60
    Nicolas Rapold Time Out New York

    It’s Shannon’s slow, steady world of hurt that makes the film watchable. show more

  • 75
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Overly fussy and self-conscious in its noir details. But in The Missing Person, Buschel makes striking use of the Mike Hammer/Philip Marlowe tradition. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Sluggish, stylized and frequently washed in a bilious green tint, The Missing Person is yet oddly irresistible. show more

  • 60
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Despite honoring noir genre conventions, Buschel also draws upon his fertile imagination in dialogue and in storytelling that allows his film gradually to accrue meaning. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    An intriguingly plotted mystery that unfortunately forgets to put the noir in film noir. A drab, pale-looking affair without a trace of visual style, this cross-country pursuit yarn fights a losing battle to sustain viewer attention via narrative alone, so much does it flounder for lack of imagistic flair. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    The film has been gesturing toward a profundity that isn't there. show more

  • 58
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    Shannon’s performance takes The Missing Person as far as it goes, but when a real-world tragedy commandeers the story, Buschel’s thin pastiche falls to pieces. show more

  • June 12, 2010 drarthurwells
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    A quiet and reflective film, stylistically produced and directed, that has an attractive charm in spite of some plot ambiguities. Entertaining.

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