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The Missing Person Director Noah Buschel's melancholic neo-modern yarn about a hard-drinking private eye ( Revolutionary Road 's Michael Shannon) tracking a man reported missing is overly fussy… Unrated PT96M Comedy Drama Amy Ryan Michael Shannon Linda Emond Margaret Colin Strand Releasing
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The Missing Person

MPAA Rating: Unrated

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Michael Shannon, The Missing Person | YOUR HEARTBEAT SOUNDS IRREGULAR Michael Shannon practices rudimentary surveillance in The Missing Person
YOUR HEARTBEAT SOUNDS IRREGULAR Michael Shannon practices rudimentary surveillance in The Missing Person
EW's GRADE
B

Details Rated: Unrated; Length: 96 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Amy Ryan and Michael Shannon; Distributor: Strand Releasing

Director Noah Buschel's melancholic neo-modern yarn about a hard-drinking private eye (Revolutionary Road's
 Michael Shannon) tracking a man reported missing is 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 to tell a story of disorientation and loss in a post-9/11 world where the Twin Towers can go missing too. As Shannon mumbles interestingly into a whiskey glass, he's abetted by a cool, theater-wise cast that includes Amy Ryan, Linda Emond, and Margaret Colin. B

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Originally posted Nov 24, 2009 Published in issue #1078 Dec 04, 2009 Order article reprints