Elizabeth is Missing (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

Elizabeth is Missing (2019)



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80-year-old Maud is funny, loyal and endearing. She is also living with dementia, which plays havoc with her memory but hasn't yet diminished her strong stubborn streak. When her best friend Elizabeth fails to turn up for a shopping trip, Maud is certain something terrible has happened. Turning detective, she sets about trying to solve the mystery of her friend's disappearance. But with Maud's dementia progressing, it is not easy to hold on to the clues. Despite her meticulous system of recording her discoveries on post-it notes, she can't shake the feeling that she has lost a crucial clue that would unlock the mystery of Elizabeth's fate.


Critic Reviews for Elizabeth is Missing

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

I found it slow and not interesting or well observed enough, and there comes a point in your life when you have to admit you don't enjoy watching old women wet themselves on the box.

December 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The sensitivity and intelligence lavished on the set-up was squandered by a third act that was overloaded with fanciful heroics and wishful thinking.

December 16, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The real drama exists elsewhere, in bravely impressionistic form held together by superb writing, a complex but immaculate structure and Jackson's mesmerising, heartbreaking performance at its heart.

December 11, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The drama achieved two important things: providing a truthful portrayal of the condition, and reminding people caring for those with dementia that they are not alone.

December 11, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A powerful and unsentimental portrait of psychological decline.

December 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The story, adapted from Emma Healey's novel, was cleverly told so that we didn't know where Elizabeth was, but experienced her "disappearance" from Maud's perspective; confused and disjointed with little sense of elapsing time.

December 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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