The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Tense, thrilling kidnap story too violent for kids.

R 2010 100 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 13+
I really, REALLY loved this movie. Tense thriller, with surprises and twists all the way around.. and HUMOR! Fantastic! That all being said, Common Sense Media's purpose is as to whether this movie is age appropriate. There is a scene near the beginning in which the young 20's female is kidnapped, tied up to a bed. She is stripped naked and then re-dressed. All you see are her breasts, and while it seems very violent, and certainly scary (terrifying for her, and it shows), there is no rape or inappropriate behavior. The men are simply re-dressing her into a more comfortable outfit, a jump suit. Other than that, there is an incredible amount of bad language, some bare male butt, a lot of smoking, some drugs, and maybe a gun fire or two. If not for the language, and tie-up scene, this movie may have been rated PG-13, so that is why I rate it "Iffy for 13+". Walt D in LV

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age 17+

extremely well directed and acted British thriller. great.

On a suburban street, two masked men seize a young woman. They bind and gag her and take her to an abandoned, soundproofed apartment. She is Alice Creed (Gemma Arterton), daughter of a millionaire. Her kidnappers, the coldly efficient Vic (Eddie Marsan) and his younger accomplice Danny (Martin Compston), have worked out a meticulous plan. But Alice is not going to play the perfect victim - she isn't about to let her captors use her as capital without a fight. Alice enters into a battle of wills which strains the already fractious relationship between the two men. As the deadline for the exchange draws nearer, all three are brought close to the breaking point, with Vic and Danny's foolproof plan descending into a desperate struggle for survival. In a tense power-play of greed, duplicity, and survival we discover that sometimes disappearances can be deceptive, and even the most meticulous plans can go awry if you don't choose your victim wisely. after seeing very good reviews and recommendations from my Flixster friends i thought i'll watch it, didn't got chance to do it so but now i saw it and yes it was A.W.S.O.M.E. lol. its a very gritty British thriller. i would say its one of the best movies that involves kidnapping. and definitely one of the good complete satisfying movie i have seen this year. i was not expecting much from this movie but it actually blew me away completely. this movie is a perfect example for all these thriller movies nowadays that lacks story, screenplay, direction, acting, satisfying audiences, hence everything while being big all that big budget and big stars etc. it proves that money or big budget doesn't makes a movie good. Just three actors, just three characters and still a complete enjoyable offbeat crime drama thriller, fantastic. Gemma Arterton, we have seen her in some big budget summer movies is in this movie with a complete makeover. she is just exceptional in this movie, she gives superb performance. she really shocked me. her expressions, crying scenes i mean everything she does in this movies will make you think she is an experienced award winning actress i mean awsome. other two actors who are the kidnappers again performed excellent. Martin Compston and the well known good actor Eddie Marsan. they were brilliant in every scene, everyone was brilliant in every scene. simply great direction, very well directed. written very well too. superbly written Screenplay which is very engaging and never boring or never felts flat or empty. good editing and story. the best thing in this movie is that it is completely unpredictable which is a great thing about it, you will completely love it. and the end too is very shocking and at the same time good too but shocking. with very good suspense and strong story this thriller is a great movie to watch. and one more thing is the opening of the movie, for 15 minutes or so, no word from the mouth of these two actors who you will see preparing for the kidnapping i mean that build so much tension and excitement in your heart. that is awsome. a refreshing and brilliant movie. thumb up. Do watch.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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