The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Alice Creed: Two men kidnap a woman and demand a ransom from her wealthy father. This is the very definition of a ‘tight’ film; 3 actors, handful of locations, and a simple story that’s jam-packed with universal drama – it doesn’t get more basic than this. All three actors are great, but I can’t help but feel that the more seasoned Marsan was upstaged by both youngsters. Special points to Arterton, who is still on her way up, but isn’t afraid to appear in a risky film like this. The story – and its development – are both strong, aided by a few tasty reveals; the ending’s also solid, and keeps you guessing. The opening 10 minutes is bizarre with almost no dialogue and a very, very unsettling vibe. Alice Creed is a fantastic ‘little’ gem packed with more drama than most blockbusters – just stay away from any more reviews (almost any plot info would be a spoiler) and capture this for yourself!

Score: 9/10

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6 comments
  1. Colin said:

    Decent film. I was very interested in the fact that it was brought to us by Isle of Man Film; just a look at their catalogue shows that they’re doing their damnedest to put the little island on the map.

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  2. Castor said:

    Solid flick with a nice twist at the end. And finally, some proof that Gemma Arterton can act some!

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  3. Is it weird I ended up rooting for one of the kidnappers?

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    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      A little bit! She wasn’t THAT unlikable! :)

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  4. I watched this on Lovefilm a few months ago. Really good film, but their damn synopsis gave away one of the relationships! Dirty swine.

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    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      Spoiler alert. Athough “two guys kidnap a girl” may not be the best pitch in the world! :-p

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