The Disappearance of Alice Creed Directed by: J Blakeson Starring: Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston, Eddie Marsan Rating: R Release Date: August 6, 2010
TRAILER SCORE: 8/10
MY THOUGHTS: The Disappearance of Alice Creed looks like a stylish thriller in a time that's clamoring for some good old-fashioned fun at the movies. It doesn't look too special effects heavy or anything, so don't expect this one to be a blockbuster, but with great performances and a solid story, this movie could easily knock it out of the park. Although the whole kidnapping and mad dash for their life is a story that's done to death, this movie has an edge that I can't quite explain. Maybe it's as simple as the editing of the highly stylized trailer or maybe it's the fact that this is one of the few trailers I've seen this year that doesn't give it all away up front. Whatever the case may be, The Disappearance of Alice Creed looks like one of the more interesting and original works to hit screens this summer. It's a shame that I hadn't heard much about this project until now, which makes me think that Anchor Bay is more content to let it float around, dead in the water rather than advertise the film. Still, there's no explaining the marketing habits of a movie studio. For proof of what so many people seem to be missing out on, check the trailer below.