5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
When the victim doesn't just roll over and die,
This review is from: The Disappearance of Alice Creed (DVD)
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At face value, The Disappearance of Alice Creed sounds boring. Only three actors are involved and most of the movie takes place in one room. The story revolves around two guys kidnapping a woman and holding her for ransom. That pretty much sums it up, other than the healthy doses of mini-twists that helps make it a lot more interesting. The three actors are also believable. Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) is quite convincing as the victim, even though she spends a good amount of time with a ball gag in her mouth. While not gratuitous, the violence is in your face. Overall, this is a well crafted thriller that never quite blooms into something great.