Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris
Ben Affleck (Director), Ben Affleck (Screenplay), Aaron Stockard (Screenplay)
Release: Oct. 19th, 2007
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes
When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie...
Posted this review of Gone Baby Gone yesterday, but didn't get around to reproducing it here until now. My apologies to anyone who's already read it; it was littered with typos and the like that I cou...
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All in all, nowhere near as good as many reviews have said, but the brooding look and the twists and turns in the story are well put together, the acting and characters are also great.
More than anything, this film is a triumph for director and co-screenwriter Ben Affleck, who has mounted a story of stark realism where nothing is as it seems, most of the characters have hidden agendas and are not necessarily likable...this is the first film centered around a kidnapping that I recall where absolutely NO sympathy is evoked for the victim's mother...this woman appears to love her daughter and takes responsibility for what happens on the surface, but when we first meet her, she seems blissfully unconcerned and the picture of a woman who has no business being a parent.
Ok, firstly on the record, I'm not a fan of Ben Affleck, and if I'm being totally honest, I wasn't much of a fan of his brother until I saw The Assassignation of Jesse James, but I put my reservations to one side, it was easy as Ben doesn't act in the film.