The Disappearance of Alice Creed is an independent British thriller about a young girl who gets kidnapped for a large ransom. The film starts off with a bang as you are guided through the kidnapping process of young Alice. Due to the gritty nature of the film you'll want to watch this when the kids are sleeping.
I actually turned down the volume at certain points so the neighbors didn't call the cops on me. The film pulls no punches as it portrays quite a disturbing kidnapping. At the start the film I expected a straightforward thriller but it has numerous twists and turns that make you go, WOW.
The entire film features only the 3 main characters (played by Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan) and there are of plenty twists to satisfy all your thriller needs. There was one scene that I found completely ridiculous, it dealt with how one of the characters got away from the other. This person seemed to have disappeared into thin air and this is where that suspension of disbelief needs to kicks in. Other than that, the movie was very tense and gripping.
I love films that feature a minimal amount of characters because it truly showcases the talent of the actors, director, and writer. Sure I like films like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, but real art is creating an excellent film on a low budget.
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