The Disappearance of Alice Creed Movie Review

Disappearance of Alice Creed

After 10 minutes, it was clear that this was going to be an unusual and entertaining movie. Although somewhat Pulp Fiction-esque, the movie blended a serious story of kidnap, ransom and unexpected triangular love with unrelenting episodes of ricocheting betrayal, along with some oddly placed humor. So we are talking about The Disappearance of Alice Creed Movie.

Characters and Crew Of The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Main Cast:

  • Gemma Arterton as Alice Creed
  • Brenda Gleeson as Vic
  • Martin Compston as Danny


  • Director: J Blakeson (also wrote the screenplay)
  • Producers: Adrian Sturges, Nick Morris
  • Cinematographer: Philipp Blaubach
  • Editor: Mark Eckersley
  • Composer: Marc Canham

From the moment the movie started, I was engaged… or baited! What are they doing? Where is this going? Who are these guys? …and that poor girl! I don’t particularly care for gratuitous violence and was concerned with some of the initial scenes. It appeared to me the movie was presenting a recipe for kidnapping and I found myself asking if that was really necessary. However, over the course of the movie, those scenes added credibility and believability to the plot.

The three lead characters were well cast and oddly likeable. I say this because it was only after leaving the theater that I realized there were only three characters in the entire movie and they had to carry the whole show. Right!

After the first 10 minutes or so, the story line took over and there was logical movement from scene to scene. And the unexpected plot turns will keep you pinned to your seat. There were some minor lapses in believability such as when the actress bypassed some stored vehicles that could have represented transportation for her; and chose to walk in her bare feet.

From a production standpoint; the scenery, props and lighting supported the somewhat dark humorous side to this movie. On that note, it could be considered a weakness, or strength in this movie depending on how the production team intended the movie to progress. Many, in the particularly energetic audience, found humor in some of the darker scenes. This started after a few minutes and continued through the end of the film. Was this nervous release on the part of the audience? Was this outstanding, perceptive writing on the part of the authors? Was this humor that was never intended but unknowingly setup by the actors’ behavior or director’s guidance? You be the judge.

After all the twists and turns, there is a predictably happy ending… well, sort of..but you will enjoy the ride. Would I take young kids to see the movie? No way! Would I take my wife or other adults? Sure! It is a memorable movie.

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