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The Missing Person Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    57

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    The film has been gesturing toward a profundity that isn't there.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    An intriguingly plotted mystery that unfortunately forgets to put the noir in film noir. A drab, pale-looking affair without a trace of visual style, this cross-country pursuit yarn fights a losing battle to sustain viewer attention via narrative alone, so much does it flounder for lack of imagistic flair.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    A low-key mystery that's initially engaging but ultimately lacks sufficient intrigue to sustain interest.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Despite honoring noir genre conventions, Buschel also draws upon his fertile imagination in dialogue and in storytelling that allows his film gradually to accrue meaning.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Sluggish, stylized and frequently washed in a bilious green tint, The Missing Person is yet oddly irresistible.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Overly fussy and self-conscious in its noir details. But in The Missing Person, Buschel makes striking use of the Mike Hammer/Philip Marlowe tradition.

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