Vanishing on 7th Street Reviews

  • Mostly, we're left staring blankly at a quartet of victimized ciphers.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • Working from a script with diminishing returns by Anthony Jaswinski, Mr. Anderson smartly frontloads the movie, drawing you in with long shots of deserted cityscapes, the quiet punctured by periodic bird calls and dog barks.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • It is creepy enough to make you hope the theater parking lot is brightly lit.

    Chuck Wilson — Village Voice

  • The complete lack of explanation suggests Jaswinski forgot to finish his script. But Anderson tries hard to compensate, distracting us with suitably ghostly atmospherics.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Brad Anderson's supernatural thriller is stacked to keep us guessing. Initially, this makes it watchably atmospheric. But the inconclusive hints lead to the sense that he's withholding too much.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • A little more polish in the writing could have made it a must-see, but as it stands, it's a fairly solid B-movie matinee with a nicely calibrated mix of intellectual dread and visceral shock.

    James Rocchi — MSN Movies

  • This is The Twilight Zone as written by Jean Paul Sartre. What audacity! What vision! And, alas, what a failure.

    Tirdad Derakhshani — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Prediction: Vanishing on 7th St. will vanish from theaters very quickly.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Mr. Anderson has evidently watched a lot of old Twilight Zone reruns. So much of the film's dense, murky palette evokes menace without mayhem, but the wrap-up at the end by Rod Serling is sadly missed.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

  • Brad Anderson's creepily effective low-budget thriller may not have a punch line worthy of your typical "Twilight Zone" episode, but it otherwise gets the job done in under an hour and a half with a good cast.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • All the trappings of a horror film without any real horror or jolts.

    Kirk Honeycutt — Hollywood Reporter

  • Anderson spends most of his energy creating a mood - making "Vanishing" more cerebral than white-knuckle, though a few more shrieks (mine) might have been nice.

    Betsy Sharkey — Los Angeles Times

  • Can't make heads or tails of its own ideas.

    Felix Vasquez Jr. — Cinema Crazed

  • An enjoyable low-budget horror flick, Vanishing on 7th Street has all the thrills and chills you could hope for from a film like this.

    Amy Curtis — We Got This Covered

  • The film has a few eerie chills, but they're chills in anticipation of a payoff. There is no payoff.

    Will Leitch — Deadspin

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    Emanuel Levy — EmanuelLevy.Com

  • The film borrows from too many sources, and almost always comes up short, lacking depth, character or reason.

    R. L. Shaffer — IGN DVD

  • it's to Anderson's credit that despite a slight script, this film keeps you on your toes almost right to the end.

    James Luxford — The National

  • A creepy, high quality B movie

    Marty Mapes — Movie Habit

  • Clothes minus their bodies are strewn around a darkened world in a bizarre wardrobe malfunction, and kind of the opposite of airport body scanning. Though why none of these highly resourceful characters thought night vision goggles, is anybody's guess.

    Prairie Miller — Purple Revolver

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