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  • Rated NR

independent, special interest

Doctors are baffled when an expectant mother wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy apparently disappear overnight. Police investigate the situation as a missing child, and only her husband and brother trust her version of events.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: There are many things absent from this found-footage horror movie, including suspense, logic, and originality.

- Chuck Wilson, Village Voice, Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Rotten: Mundane conversations and outings drag on while the central mystery takes baby steps forward, suggesting that a shorter running time or a more developed script might have better served the originality of the premise.

- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Thursday, July 4, 2013

Rotten: It's been 15 years - can we stop remaking "The Blair Witch Project" already?

- Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, Thursday, July 4, 2013

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Perhaps it's because I'm a sucker for alien-abduction films, but I thoroughly enjoyed Absence, which follows a pregnant woman whose fetus disappears because of possibly alien reasons. While not entirely original, Absence still manages to bring something new to the found-footage alien-abduction sub-genre. A slow-building, somewhat clever, and creepy film, Absence will possibly delight fans who still enjoy the found-footage genre.

- fb555928095, Saturday, August 24, 2013

1 star

This is The Fourth Kind meets Paranormal Activity in a really bad way. Most of the dialogue is unnecessary, trying too hard to make it seem real. Unfortunately, what that did is lose my interest in the process.

- surgeryx, Friday, January 24, 2014