The Vanishing details
|Starring:||Sandra Bullock, Nancy Travis, Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Horror Films, 100 Top Thrillers|
|Run time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Aug 2003|
|Subtitles:||Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Well worth watchingBy a customer from sutton, Surrey , 07 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This film has suspense and draws you into a gripping story. Some excellent performances from Mr Sutherland and Sandra Bullock (although a small part).
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Kiefer Never Disappoints!!By a customer from Wolverhampton , 02 Sep 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI Don't really get why everybody slates this American re-make so much, as both movies are from Director 'George Sluizer', and although the original 1988 Dutch film 'Spoorloos' is more disturbing, I must admit that this 1993 version does justice to it's predecessor. The overall storyline is pretty much similar although it does contain a different, if not more happier ending which i found rather interesting.
It stars the always fantastic 'Kiefer Sutherland' giving another solid performance as 'Jeff', a guy holidaying with his girlfriend 'Diane', played by the gorgeous 'Sandra Bullock'.
When the couple stop off at a gas station for supplies, Diane goes inside to use the bathroom and never returns, leaving behind no clues or witnesses as to her disappearance.
Three whole years pass and we see the character of Jeff is now totally obsessed in finding his lost love and has become a haunted, guilt ridden shell of a man, who refuses to give up searching until he can get some answers.
Enter 'Rita' (Nancy Travis) a waitress who befriends Jeff just as he is at breaking point, and her kindness helps soothe the endless torment in him for a while, as they become lovers.
In the background of the story we have Diane's abductor 'Barney', (Played by a creepy 'Jeff Bridges' complete with funny voice) a family man and college professor who seems normal on the surface but is clearly deeply disturbed with calculated psychotic tendencies.
When Rita discovers that Jeff is secretly still very much in love with Diane and refuses to accept her disappearance, she becomes frustrated as the realisation hits her that their happy life together is flawed and will forever be second best to 'Potentially' a dead woman.
As Rita exits Jeff's life, Barney decides to enter it as he is sick of watching and waiting in the shadows. This here starts a deadly game of 'Cat & Mouse' with Jeff becoming the victim of Barney's twisted little plan to reveal what really happened to Diane.
I would have to admit that this film does scare you when you think about how trusting we are with people everyday and how doing the simplest things could lead to a very bad situation.
Great Thriller :)
The VanishingBy a customer from Romford , 14 Jun 2009Barney teaches chemisty, and is planning to abduct a woman. Despite methodical planning and countless trial runs he always manages to mess things up. Then Diane, who is traveling with her boyfriend Jeff, unwittingly makes herself an easy target. The story is mainly from Jeff's viewpoint, as he searches for Diane. Barney watches him.
This was a great film with lots of suspense and on the edge of your seat moments. I thought the lead actors were good particularly Kiefer Sutherland. Jeff Bridges played a very convincing bad creepy guy. I would definetly recommend this.
wow brilliantBy kizamiwarrior (85 reviews) from Ruislip , 09 Jun 2009If you like thrillers you'll love this one, apart from mz bullock only appearing in this movie for two mints its still great, watch out for bridges as the total nutter from nuts ville, he is brilliant and very convincing, Sutherland plays the irate boyfriend in his usual excellent way, the main lady Travis dose the movie proud, and this thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat, (i see where part of the kill bill 2 idea came from), a must to rent , brill, fab, ace, wot more can i say. i loved it, I always think twice before drinking coffee now.
Dated!By gianino (648 reviews) from London , 30 May 2009Jeff Bridges is brilliant as a psycho dude, Sandra Bullock is great though I'd rather seeing her in a comedy movie & Kiefer Sutherland was ok. However, this is too long, bit boring at times & already seen. Not bad but not great either!
Brilliant Thriller.By a customer from London , 16 May 2009Sometimes you take pot luck renting films on this site, i took a gamble with this film and was happily clinging to my sofa.. what an excellent film it is.
I have not seen the european original but will settle for this version as it really packed a suspensful punch.
Great performances all round, i forgot how good these actors were.
Rent this film if you enjoy a good thriller!