Absentia (2011) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  2011
  • Genre:  Madness & Paranoia
  • Cast and crew: Catherine Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine, Justin Gordon, Morgan Peter Brown, James Flanagan, Doug Jones, Scott Graham, Connie Ventress, Ian Gregory, Mark Dumonski, Elisabeth Adwin, Erin Cipolletti, Jonathan Fisher, Brandon Valley Jones
  • Director:  Mike Flanagan
  • Screenwriter:  Mike Flanagan

Absentia (2011)Rating:

  • Dylan = 6 / 10;
  • Eloise = 8 / 10;
  • Raoul = 9 / 10;
  • IMDb = 5.8 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 8.0 / 10;

Absentia (2011) Synopsis:

Seven years after the mysterious disappearance of her husband, a woman and her sister proceed to declare him dead.

Absentia Review:

Oppressive” would be one of the words that best characterize Absentia, “claustrophobic” might be even better. This unusual film is really worth watching simply for thick mystery and suffocating suspense.

Absentia is the kind of film that you cannot stop halfway through and watch the end later. The story is very uncommon and absolutely unpredictable. It will surprise you and make it necessary to watch it until the very end, simply because you must know!

In addition to that, the acting is great and the film perfectly was written, giving to the first part of the film a really dramatic tone. The second part of the film is complementary, bringing some good scare and tension.


Considering its relatively low budget, the film is almost a perfect one for me and, when ranked versus the ocean of great independent (or not) films around, I would say that it well deserves a 9 / 10.

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