Frantic

Frantic ★★★★½

The closest you'll ever see Harrison Ford in a Hitchcock thriller.

Roman Polanski directed Ford in his riskiest project since Blade Runner, and they create a very moody, low-key mystery in which Ford, an American doctor visiting France with his wife, watches his life turn upside down as the Mrs. suddenly vanishes. The good doctor discovers his dark side as he so desperately looks for answers.

It's a film so grim that a few months later, Ford smartly counters this performance with a much lighter role in what turns out to be my favorite film of 1988.

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