The Missing Person

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"John Rosow is a private investigator. And an alcoholic. He just got the case of his life."
  • NR
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.0  (1,706)
  • 57

The Missing Person is a gripping, atmospheric mystery film starring Michael Shannon as disillusioned private detective, John Rosow. Rosow is tasked with investigating the disappearance of a man named Harold Fullmer (played by Frank Wood) who has been missing since the attacks on September 11th, 2001. Initially, Rosow is skeptical of the case, thinking it's just another dead end job. However, as he delves deeper into the investigation and starts following Fullmer's trail, he gradually becomes more invested in the case. He discovers that Fullmer was leading a double life and engaged in some shady dealings before his disappearance. The trail takes Rosow from New York City to Mexico and back again, as he tries to piece together Fullmer's past and figure out why he disappeared.

Along the way, Rosow gets caught up in Fullmer's complicated personal life, which involves a grieving widow, played by the talented Amy Ryan. The widow is convinced that Fullmer is still alive and hires Rosow to find him. Rosow is initially skeptical, but as he gets close to the truth, he realizes that there may be more to this case than just a missing person.

The movie is beautifully shot, with moody lighting that perfectly captures the noir-ish feel of the story. The score is haunting and atmospheric, adding to the sense of unease as the audience follows Rosow on his journey. Michael Shannon's performance is excellent as always, embodying the jaded detective with a taciturn, world-weary intensity.

The film is not without its flaws, however. Some viewers may find the pacing slow, as the story takes its time to unfold. Additionally, certain plot points may feel contrived or cliché. Nevertheless, the film is engaging throughout, with enough twists and turns to keep the audience invested in the mystery.

One of the strongest elements of The Missing Person is its exploration of the aftermath of 9/11. The film does not shy away from depicting how the tragedy affected the lives of those caught in its wake, including Fullmer and Rosow. The theme of loss and grief is present throughout the film, adding a poignant layer beneath the mystery at the heart of the story.

Overall, The Missing Person is a compelling and thought-provoking film that will appeal to fans of both mystery and drama. The performances are strong across the board, and the moody atmosphere is sure to draw viewers in. While it may not be a flashy blockbuster, this film proves that a well-crafted mystery can be just as entertaining as any action-packed spectacle.

The Missing Person is a 2009 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 57.

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    6.0  (1,706)
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