• Released
  • August 6, 2010
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 40 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Suspense/Thriller
100

Boxoffice Magazine

By Pam Grady
Dazzling turns by stars Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston and Gemma Arterton; unrelenting suspense; and a wealth of black humor will appeal to an arthouse crowd, though the violence and other unsavory aspects of the story will turn off some.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
A compact British drama that does more with only three people and a few modest settings than most movies do with computerized bloat and a cast of hundreds.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Taut, superbly executed and consistently engrossing, The Disappearance of Alice Creed marks an auspicious feature debut for writer-director J Blakeson.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
The best Brit noir since "Croupier" is a complex, marvellously twisty thriller.
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
A grim, toxic, psychological British thriller, brimming with surprises, that always manages to be quite a bit more than it appears on the surface.
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75

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Alice Creed isn't as good as Tarantino's directorial debut, or another movie it calls to mind, "A Simple Plan.'' But the genetic resemblance to those two films indicates how good much of this extremely assured picture is.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
As intense and as harrowing as any British thriller to emerge from the east side of the Atlantic in recent years, and there are some good titles vying for that distinction.
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60

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
A skilled cast is Blakeson's greatest asset in his attempt to elevate his material above its pulpy limitations. All three are better actors than this sort of movie might call for.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The writer-director, who goes by the name J Blakeson, keeps the suspense level high for the first hour or so, but he then indulges in a few plot twists that strain credibility.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A brutally monotonous thriller.
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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