• Before I Disappear (2014)

Before I Disappear

Release Date: November 28th, 2014

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

A deeply troubled young man (Shawn Christensen) and his precocious niece (Fátima Ptacek) bond during a nighttime odyssey through New York City.

Cast: Shawn Christensen, Fátima Ptacek, Emmy Rossum, Paul Wesley, Ron Perlman, Richard Schiff, Joseph Perrino, Isabelle McNally

Director: Shawn Christensen

Genres: Drama


Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger MooreMcClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Ptacek, as she was in the short, makes a great foil. And the addition of Rossum and Perlman to the cast adds pathos and paranoia, guilt and menace. show more

  • 40
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    With nary a likable character in sight until the late arrival of some unearned emotion in the closing scenes, this is a posey, abrasive drama, though one that's stylishly made and acted with more conviction than the script merits. show more

  • 63
    Nick PriggeSlant Magazine

    Even at its most compelling, it remains inconsistent and superfluous, a lesson that sometimes a movie can feel more fully formed in 19 minutes rather than 90. show more

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