The Missing Person


Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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Critic Reviews

  1. 58
    Shannon’s performance takes The Missing Person as far as it goes, but when a real-world tragedy commandeers the story, Buschel’s thin pastiche falls to pieces.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    An intriguingly plotted mystery that unfortunately forgets to put the noir in film noir. A drab, pale-looking affair without a trace of visual style, this cross-country pursuit yarn fights a losing battle to sustain viewer attention via narrative alone, so much does it flounder for lack of imagistic flair.
  3. Despite honoring noir genre conventions, Buschel also draws upon his fertile imagination in dialogue and in storytelling that allows his film gradually to accrue meaning.
  4. It’s Shannon’s slow, steady world of hurt that makes the film watchable.
  5. A low-key mystery that's initially engaging but ultimately lacks sufficient intrigue to sustain interest.
  6. 40
    The film has been gesturing toward a profundity that isn't there.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. LeroyJ
    Dec 6, 2009
    Wonderful, unique take on noir.