THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED is an interesting low budget thriller from first time writer/director J Blakeson.
Two men fortify a derelict apartment, kidnap a woman, tie her to the bed, and demand a two million pounds ransom from her father. Eddie Marsan is delightfully menacing as Vic, the criminal mastermind with the perfect plan. Martin Compston turns in a similarly impressive performance as Vic’s obedient conspirator Danny.
Gemma Arterton impresses most, rising to the challenge, giving her most believable performance as the kidnapped Alice Creed. To be honest I wasn’t expecting much from this film, I knew almost nothing about it going in, so was genuinely surprised by at least one of the plot points.
Although we have only three actors, and a limited number of location, it punches well above its weight. The writing is tight, the direction precise, defiantly worth seeing at least once.
Director: J Blakeson
Writer: J Blakeson
Production Year: 2009
Running Time: 96 minutes