The found footage genre has a new flagship film as Missing hits all the right sights.
When her mother (Nia Long) disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June’s (Storm Reid) search for answers is hindered by international red tape.
Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try to find her before it’s too late.
But, as she digs deeper, her digital sleuthing raises more questions than answers… and, when June unravels secrets about her mom, she discovers that she never really knew her at all.
Missing is a very modern film, I loved the unique way the movie was shown to us. On computer screens, through security and doorbell cameras.
Some of the shots are intentionally grainy to show the low quality of the footage they are watching.
It is a wonderful mystery that is really well done.
Missing for me will probably be the surprise hit of the year. I nearly passed on it I am so glad I didn’t, it was so good and refreshingly new.
The film is kind of targeted to the younger generation, but I would highly recommend this movie to anyone.
A true missing person’s mystery, Missing has more twists and turns than a roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
The story organically unfolds to slowly reveal more pertinent information to the viewer – coupled with fast-paced editing and a rapid, heart-racing soundtrack, the 1 hour and 51-minute running time flies by.
The breakneck speed of the film only adds to the intensity, as you really begin to feel the struggle of having to find who is missing before it’s too late.
I literally found myself stressed out in the best way while watching this movie – and for a thriller, that’s really all I want.
Overall, I loved it that it was from the same creators who made Searching (2018). If you have not watched that film, I would recommend you do because both of these films go under the category of found internet footage.
Searching (2018) and Missing (2023) both delivers for its build-up, suspense, and the final twist that all makes sense in the end.
Once the twist happened, I literally had my jaw dropped and was shocked. The packed theatre that I was inside could not believe it as well.
I would definitely recommend watching Missing in theatres because I am going again to watch it for a second viewing.
My Rating: 10/10