Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) R - 3½ Stars

A simple kidnapping for ransom goes wrong when the girl is not willing to go along so easily. It's a pretty good little Independent thriller with only three characters. A twisted story, that will hold your attention when it takes it's many turns, some very unexpected. You're not going to see a lot of action, but it's made up with plenty of emotion that will keep you drawn in.

40 something Vic (Eddie Marsan), and 20 something Danny (Martin Compston), are two ex cons that come up with a perfected plan they religiously stick to. First they sound proof a room and bathroom and bring in a bed attaching it firmly to the floor. Next, they professionally install restraints to the wall and many pad locks on the doors, always wearing protective covering for their clothes. Now, all they need is a victim to kidnap and hold for ransom. Danny suggests a girl Alice Creed (Gemma Arterton), he's been watching, who comes from a wealthy family and should bring in a pretty price. But Alice is not ready to go easy and puts a strain on their perfect plan.

CinemaNX, Isle of Man Film, Anchor Bay Films
Director: J Blakeson
Writer: J Blakeson
Producer: Adrian Sturges
I viewed 12/10

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