Monday, 20 September 2010

Small Scale Thrillers

The setup for Frozen is about as simple as it gets but doesn't stop it from being an entertaining b-movie thriller. After cajoling a ski lift operator into letting them have one last run, 3 unlikeable Yanks find themselves stranded 50ft in the air with little chance of rescue. Cue shonky acting, idiotic decision making and some schlocky gore.

The Disappearance of Alice Creed is a tight, one-set Brit thriller about the kidnapping of young woman by a pair of gay gangsters. It's a solid film, nothing amazing but reasonably well acted and there's a few twists to keep things interesting even if it is all a bit daft.

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