The Missing Person Synopsis
A private detective (Michael Shannon) learns that his quarry (Frank Wood) was presumed dead on 9/11.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Rising star Michael Shannon makes a riveting shamus hired to chase a runaway husband in the quiet but resonant little noir The Missing...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Overly fussy and self-conscious in its noir details. But in The Missing Person, Buschel makes striking use of the Mike Hammer/Philip...
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70

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Sluggish, stylized and frequently washed in a bilious green tint, The Missing Person is yet oddly irresistible.
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60

Time Out New York

By Nicolas Rapold
It’s Shannon’s slow, steady world of hurt that makes the film watchable.
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Despite honoring noir genre conventions, Buschel also draws upon his fertile imagination in dialogue and in storytelling that allows his...
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58

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Shannon’s performance takes The Missing Person as far as it goes, but when a real-world tragedy commandeers the story, Buschel’s thin...
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50

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
An intriguingly plotted mystery that unfortunately forgets to put the noir in film noir. A drab, pale-looking affair without a trace of...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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A low-key mystery that's initially engaging but ultimately lacks sufficient intrigue to sustain interest.
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40

Village Voice

The film has been gesturing toward a profundity that isn't there.
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The Missing Person

By boblnyc
Well acted but writing is amateurish....

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Rated NR