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The Disappearance of Finbar Image
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  • Summary: Danny Quinn (Griffin) travels to Sweden after receiving a call from his friend Finbar Flynn (Rhys Meyers), who mysteriously disappeared three years ago.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Acted by an appealing cast, enlivened with well-chosen and varied music and filmed with bleak beauty by the cinematographer Eduardo Serra.
  2. Narrative-driven and determinedly unpredictable, The Disappearance of Finbar is true to its mandate as a mystery story to a fault. [18 Jul 1987]
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    50
    Nothing that makes much sense in Sue Clayton's strained fable about friendship, betrayal and the escapist dream of disappearing in the midst of a miserable patch of life. [17 Mar 2000]
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    The beautiful ice-blue landscapes are really the only reason to sit through this rambling and rather silly first feature by writer-director Sue Clayton.
  5. 40
    An ambitious and sloppy, yet occasionally likeable, cross-European fable.
  6. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    40
    Brit filmmaker Sue Clayton's muddled feature bow is full of intriguing ideas and incidental charms that fail to come together into a cohesive whole.
  7. Part of the problem is that the Finbar character is both underdeveloped and unattractive - you don't get a sense of why anyone would miss him, let alone go searching for him in the snow. [17 Mar 2000]

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