A brutally monotonous thriller, The Disappearance of Alice Creed tries to be one of those Who’s conning whom? puzzle-game movies — but it’s like Deathtrap with two twists instead of 12. A pair of crooks (Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston) kidnap a rich girl (Gemma Arterton) who, it turns out, knows one of them already. Marsan overacts more tiresomely than he did in Happy-Go-Lucky, and director J Blakeson offers so many shots of the shackled Alice with a ball gag in her mouth that he appears to like those shots a bit too much. D+
OVER THE SHOULDER Gemma Arterton might've gone overboard on the eye shadow in The Disappearance of Alice Creed (David Oxberry)
Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Release Date Wide: 08/06/2010; Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Posted August 4 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT
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