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Disappearances

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

This tale of Prohibition-era whiskey-running in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom unfolds like a dream—half reverie, half nightmare—gorgeously shot by cinematographer Wolfgang Held. A timeworn Kris Kristofferson stars as Quebec Bill, an eccentric farmer who agrees to cross the border into Canada and smuggle back a shipment of bootleg rye, accompanied by his teenage son (McDermott) and two ragtag accomplices. Alas, the story descends into mystical mumbo jumbo, with Bill’s wraithlike sister (Bujold) uttering enigmatic pronouncements, and a villainous rival bandit (Bluteau) killed and resurrected more times than Freddy Krueger. (Opens Fri; Quad.) — Tom Beer

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