The Disappearance of Alice Creed

2009 R 1h 40m Blu-ray / DVD

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The Disappearance of Alice Creed

2009 R 1h 40m Blu-ray / DVD
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Thinking they've cooked up the perfect crime, Vic (Eddie Marsan) and Danny (Martin Compston) abduct young heiress Alice Creed (Gemma Arterton), only to find their surefire plan unraveling as they attempt to negotiate a tidy ransom in director J Blakeson's twisty thriller. As the steely Alice lies tethered to a bed, an escalating battle of wills -- and wits -- ensues when setbacks shift the balance of power.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 2:40:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby True HD
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Martin Compston
  • Eddie Marsan
  • Gemma Arterton
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Disappearance of Alice Creed is a darkly violent kidnapping thriller that features some violence toward women (mostly slapping and rough handling), as well as guns and some spattering blood. There is some brief nudity (female frontal and male rear), and very frequent use of "f--k." Mature, older teens and parents will find some enjoyable thrills here, but younger folks should stay away.

Sexual Content

Alice Creed's breasts are on view for a short time while the men change her clothes. They also change their clothes, and their naked buttocks are on view. There is a scene of seduction between a man and woman, and some sex talk having to do with two male partners.

Violence

Two men kidnap a woman, treating her roughly, threatening her, and occasionally slapping her. They strip her and dress her in a new set of clothes (a track suit). They inject her with sleeping drugs. There are also guns, and shots fired with spurts of blood, and a vomiting sequence.

Language

"F--k" is used in just about every other sentence. Other words include "s--t" and "piss."

Social Behavior

The entire movie is centered around a kidnapping, an act performed with violence for the illegal accumulation of wealth. The characters are greedy and cruel, but even further, they are often dishonest with one another, manipulating each other for selfish reasons. Some of the characters face consequences for their actions, but no lessons are learned.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One character enjoys a beer, while another scolds him for it. The kidnappers inject their victim with a sleeping drug.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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