The Missing Person
The Missing Person – Movie Review
Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man’s identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Persuaded by a large reward, Rosow is charged with bringing the missing person back to his wife in New York City.
The Missing Person is a film noir in the style of Raymond Chandler, and to be quite honest, the film itself, if it wasn’t trying so hard to be so artsy, is actually a really interesting story. You don’t find out the interesting story until probably 45 minutes into very atmospheric, slow, non-dialogue kind of thing. For the story, I’d give this probably four stars, for the film itself two, so I’ll average it out to 2.5 or 3. If you’re patient, I’ll think you’ll find that the story is very interesting and very well done. It just takes too long to get there.