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The Vanishing - Movie Review

The Vanishing - Movie Review

Can Chris solve the unsolved question of ‘Is Gerard Butler a good actor’, with this breakdown of a real life mystery?
Let’s talk The Vanishing.

Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews The Vanishing, the 2019 mystery/drama movie, directed by Kristoffer Nyholm & starring Gerard Butler.

Three lighthouse keepers on the remote Flannan Isles find a hidden trunk of gold, leading to their mysterious disappearance.
Pretty inviting premise for a thriller movie based on a real event, right?

But does it satisfy as both a movie AND a theory on the actual mystery? Is Gerard Butler capable of giving a nuanced performace anymore? Is the film slow? Is it violent? Is it pretentious?

Most importantly, did the ending deliver?

SPOILERS BEGIN at 8:51

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