• The Vanishing (2019)

The Vanishing

Release Date: January 4th, 2019

DVD Release Date: March 5th, 2019

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Three lighthouse keepers arrive on an isolated island off the Scottish coast and find an object that becomes the catalyst to a struggle for survival as they are overcome by greed and paranoia.

Cast: Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Connor Swindells, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Gary Lewis, Søren Malling, Emma King

Director: Kristoffer Nyholm

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Cross Creek Pictures, Saban Films, G-BASE

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Henry StewartSlant Magazine

    The Vanishing seems truly troubled by its action violence in a way that many similar thrillers aren’t. show more

  • 75
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    The Vanishing manages to shock even as it fails to truly surprise, a movie that takes a worn situation and wrings fresh pain out of it as it reaches — over-reaches — to solve a mystery that is probably even more mysterious than whatever the screenwriter’s cooked up. show more

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Boasting excellent performances by screen veterans Peter Mullan and Gerard Butler, the latter delivering one of his best turns in years, The Vanishing feels familiar in most ways, including its title (the same as George Sluizer's classic Dutch thriller and its mediocre American remake). Nonetheless, the film proves highly effective with its slowly ratcheted up tension and eerie atmospherics. show more

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