The Vanishing ★★★★½

The film tantalizingly builds toward a jarring and shocking ending. I am not one to dislike the ending of most movies, I rarely do. I can see some people not liking this one, but I didn’t mind. I think, that perhaps, it was inevitable. This is a smart and stripped-down psychological thriller. The characters are real and ones that we can identify with. I really enjoyed this movie, due in large to it’s focus on originality and it’s ability to keep the audience glued and thinking.