6.7/10
23,693
107 user 211 critic

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

Trailer
1:47 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.

Director:

J Blakeson

Writer:

J Blakeson
Reviews
Popularity
987 ( 2,669)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.

Director: Thomas Sieben
Stars: Jella Haase, Clemens Schick, Max von der Groeben
Tamara Drewe (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper
Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Byzantium (2012)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A comedy about ordinary people with unique dilemmas. How far will they go? Will the cocktail of desperation, friendship, loneliness, love and even a brush with cannibalism derail their intent?

Director: Jonathan Gershfield
Stars: Mackenzie Crook, Colm Meaney, Sharon Duncan-Brewster
Gemma Bovery (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng
Reckless (2014)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two ex-cons kidnap a millionaire's daughter and hold her for ransom, only to see their scheme go awry when she proves herself to be more cunning than expected.

Director: Joram Lürsen
Stars: Tygo Gernandt, Marwan Kenzari, Sarah Chronis
The Wrong Guy (1997)
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After his boss is murdered, Nelson is on the run for fear of prosecution. He hides out in a small town to avoid the police, which should be easy because they know he didn't do it and they aren't looking for him.

Director: David Steinberg
Stars: Dave Foley, David Anthony Higgins, Jennifer Tilly
Iliza Shlesinger: War Paint (TV Special 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Her innocent good looks are just a cover for Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger's acerbic, stream-of-conscious comedy that she unleashes on an unsuspecting audience in her hometown of Dallas in her stand-up special "War Paint."

Director: Jay Chapman
Stars: Iliza Shlesinger
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Barbara Thorburn wiles away the hours with memories of Greta, her mother, the poet.

Director: Margaret Tait
Stars: Celia Imrie, Jack Shepherd, Gerda Stevenson
13 Minutes (2015)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Stars: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A powerful egomaniac is thrown a party, but the attendees have no intention of honoring the hated man, rather to teach him a cruel lesson.

Director: Alexander Salazar
Stars: Justin Lebrun, Martin Copping, Sally McDonald
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Martin Compston ... Danny
Eddie Marsan ... Vic
Gemma Arterton ... Alice Creed
Edit

Storyline

Two criminals, Vic and Danny, kidnap Alice Creed. They fastidiously set-up an apartment building and handcuff Alice to the bed, all in a careful attempt to make sure that she won't escape and they won't get caught. But what do Vic and Danny really want with Alice? And is Alice cunning enough to foil their plans and escape? Written by napierslogs

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content, pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agoniodis apagogi See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglas, Isle of Man See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£142,324 (United Kingdom), 2 May 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,258, 8 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$166,980, 7 November 2010
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot entirely on the Isle of Man. See more »

Goofs

At one point before Alice is transported, duct tape is wrapped around the hood over her head. In the next scene the tape is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Vic: Wake up Ms. Creed, it's breakfast time!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Maltin on Movies: Red (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Holy Moly
Written and Performed by Cathy Davey
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records LTD.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Very, VERY good. Looking forward to more J Blakeson works in future.
4 May 2010 | by ByeByeGordySee all my reviews

A terrifically enjoyable film from debut writer-director J Blakeson. Apparently working to a tiny budget, he's proved that he has an incredible understanding of what makes a thriller film work.

There are three excellent performances (lucky, as with only three actors this needed to be the case), particularly Gemma Arterton as Alice Creed, who uses her wits and womanly wiles to make a stand against her tormentors, Vic and Danny.

Much has been made of the plot twists - but I still didn't see them coming at all! I thought they were ample to keep you guessing right to the last, and I kept changing my mind as to how I thought things would turn out.

I kept reading "taut, claustrophobic and very well put together" when I was researching this film, and I have to say it delivered on all counts. Excellent.


100 of 137 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 107 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed