Thursday, September 9, 2010

Movie of the Month - The Disappearance of Alice Creed

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (MA15+) 100 mins
Opens September 9 2010 Dendy Portside

The suspense-filled thriller from up-and-coming director J Blakeson.
Two men (Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan- Me and Orson Welles)
fortify a nondescript British apartment so it can serve as a prison, with the intention of kidnapping a young woman (Gemma Arterton) and holding her for ransom.
What first appears to be a foolproof plan, turns into a web of complex lies and underlying motive packed with edge-of-your-seat moments from beginning to end.
Character-centric and chilling, the film succeeds in delivering an engrossing kidnap thriller with oomph (the occasional use of black humour throughout provides welcome relief from the more intense scenes), superbly brought together by notable performances from the film's three stars.
Director: J Blakeson
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston, Eddie Marsan

Reviews:'Crisp handling, some clever twists and a welcome streak of dry humor hold attention throughout.' – VARIETY

'Taut, superbly executed and consistently engrossing, The Disappearance of Alice Creed marks an auspicious feature debut for writer-director J Blakeson.' –THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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