Disappearances Synopsis
A farmer (Kris Kristofferson) and his son (Charlie McDermott) try to smuggle Canadian whiskey.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The movie looks like far more than a million dollars and it offers the kind of smart, picaresque good time you get from books like "The...
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Solidly old-fashioned entertainment.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A heartfelt effort, if at times a bit heavy-handed.
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
A frequently mesmerizing if exceedingly strange coming-of-age odyssey.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The mix of rollicking, family-friendly action and backwoods mysticism is odd, as is the story's progress from larky escapades to...
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50

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Jay Craven's stilted adaptation of a novel by Howard Frank Mosher lacks the urgency, the poetry, or the feeling for period that might have...
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The movie, though lovingly handmade by Mr. Craven, has a frustratingly disjunctive rhythm.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The film is lovely to look at, but makes not a lick of sense.
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25

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
It is a pretentious and incoherent blend of ghost story and frontier adventure that becomes more preposterous and idiotic with each passing...
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Rated PG-13 | For Some Thematic Elements and Violence