The Vanished

Weirdness in the woods.

Nothing is as it seems in this twist-heavy missing child mystery, which starts overheated, then descends into all-out bat-shit crazy territory.

A child goes missing, her parents start acting out in increasingly odd ways, and melancholy, haunted small town sheriff Jason Patric watches everything go to Hell on a case which he hopes offers personal redemption.

Writer/director Peter Facinelli, a solid actor making a case for himself as a man of many talents, keeps everything percolating, adding little mysteries to the big one, then having great fun playing with our expectations.

This one’s a devious delight.

One thought on “The Vanished

  1. Hi, I think this is the best review of the film I’ve read. I found I had to suspend my disbelief a few times during the film but it was interesting enough to watch through to the end. I think Jason Patric gives the best performance here.

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