The Disappearance of Alice Creed despite its simplistic interior formulates itself as one of the more explosive and enthralling thrillers in years. A dark sense of fear is utilised phenomenally well, as is the film’s accomplished screenplay that never allows for breath or freedom, always challenging the dynamics of the conventional thriller with its claustrophobic presence and astute trickery.
A film that never gets bored of itself. If anything, it constantly goes the other way from what it made you believe the last few minutes - whether it is with a sense of humour, a clever line, a twist in the plot. It didn't rock my world, but it was energetic and, ultimately, entertaining.
Starts off much more promising than it turns out to be. How many unbelievable twists were there? I lost count after half a dozen or so. The acting was mostly over the top, though Arterton was in good form sometimes. Drooping pace, stale design - an overall tepid affair.