Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Vanishing (1993)

A remake of a Dutch film from 1988 (actually remade by the same director), this mildly tense thriller is worth seeing really for only one reason: it's got Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland and Sandra Bullock. Man, talk about a pantheon of the 90's gods! Too bad it's so subdued. Jeff Bridges is a complete weirdo with his crazy act and the practicing to be a murderer and that whole 1600's 'I'm a pretty bard' haircut. And Kiefer Sutherland keeps things interesting with a variety of mullets, khaki pants and yellow sweaters. Needless to say, Sandra Bullock is definitely the hottest thing in the movie. Too bad we don't get to see much of her... Overall, it's pretty predictable. Filled with lies. Generally creepy. Oh, and shot up in my neighborhood, so at least it's got a view.

Final Verdict: "Worth watching if you have to please a tamer crowd."

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