Walter richmond is in amsterdam with his beautiful wife cathryn and their daughter melissa to close a business deal worth millions. But in a bizarre twist melissa who is mute witnesses a grisly murder. Now they need to fig... more »ure out who is behind the disappearance of their lost daughter. Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 12/30/2003 Starring: William Hurt Denis Leary Run time: 99 minutes Rating: R Director: Dick Maas« less
Sandra F. (Sami) from ST PETERSBURG, FL Reviewed on 2/19/2009...
This was supposed to be a thriller? First of all, this is the worst acting I have seen in a long time. I always liked William Hurt but in this movie he was more like a high school drama kid. His wife acted like a bimbo with no natural motherly instincts. The only saving grace of the movie was Denis Leary who had pretty much a cameo role, but was good at it. This movie was more of a farce than a thriller. It was so bad it was funny. Good for a laugh, but that's about all.
One of the worst movies ever made...
jetski1100 | 03/21/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"We watched this because William Hurt USUALLY is a good actor. Not the case in this movie. What was this supposed to be? Was this a really bad comedy with an attempt at suspense, or a really bad suspense with some comedy mixed in? Regardless of the intent, the acting is weaker than a Freshman high school play, the plot is grossly anemic and the setting is meaningless. PLEASE don't rent, buy, recommend or even look at the box of this movie. If a "friend" recommends this to you as a great movie, make new friends!"
Excellent comedy thriller
Joe Smart | Chicago, IL USA | 02/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This stylish, well-directed comedy thriller by Holland's Dick Maas (Amsterdamned; The Lift) played on cable television under its original title, Do Not Disturb, and is highly recommended, a sort of cross between Mute Witness and Home Alone. The cast and production values are top notch, with only a silly and weak last fifteen minutes keeping it from being a five star recommendation. It is, however, better than any Hollywood thrillers that were released in theaters in 2000, and I think Disney (which produced this, apparantly as a kids movie in Europe) missed the boat by not giving it a theatrical run in the USA. As for the ignorant previous review, the movie takes place in Amsterdamn both because the writer/director is Dutch and because it makes a great location. The setting is an essential part of the film, which was shot in English with American faces to make it an easier international sell. I originally taped this off cable and everyone I lent it to loved it. I can't wait to get the DVD and finally see it widescreen."
In a Word: Terrible
carol irvin | United States | 06/19/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"It is hard to imagine William Hurt in a film that is absolutely terrible but he manages it in this lame vehicle. He even has trouble maintaining a Southern accent throughout the film, sometimes using one, sometimes not. Dennis Leary, the comic turned actor, is also wasted here but his onscreen time is very small. The plot is that Hurt's daughter, a mute ten year old, witnesses a murder in Amsterdam. For the rest of the movie, the villain's hit man tries to kill the girl. Not only can this ten year old manage to constantly foil a "professional," but this hit man must have failed Hit Man School. He absolutely cannot do anything right in carrying out his job and cannot even manage to own a gun that works properly. Bottom line: steer clear of this one."
One of My Favorite Films- Watch It Over & Over !
Melody Record | 12/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I clicked on Amazon to direct a friend to get her own copy of this movie and was shocked to see the bad reviews. This is an enthralling, completely unique and interesting movie. It takes a dark subject and makes it into a story of triump for the protagonist of the story... a 10-year-old American girl who is a deaf-mute. She is visiting with her parents and accidently witnesses a murder, then is chased through the streets of Amsterdam, outwitting the her would-be assassins. The Amsterdam setting creates a perfect backdrop and the endless plot twists and action escapes are brilliant. To me, this is another version of the HOME ALONE movies - but far more interesting and definitely more cultural. And the star is a young girl - and don't we need more movies with young women taking the lead? Francesca Brown, the young star of the movie, deserves an award for her magnificent portrayal of a victim turned into a heroine. All girls and young women will appreciate this rare treat. Everyone who has watched this film with me always wants to watch it again and again as it has so many interesting plot twists and great action scenes. Note: originally released in 1999 as DO NOT DISTURB. I highly recommend this film."