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Ben Affleck's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel Gone, Baby, Gone stars Casey Affleck as Patrick Kenzie, a private investigator from working-class Boston who takes on a case involving a kidnapped girl. The girl's aunt begs Patrick to take the case because he has connections to criminal Boston that the police do not. He agrees and along with his partner, Angie Gennaro (Michelle Monaghan), they uncover a web of corruption that threatens the relationship between the two. Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman co-star as members of the Boston Police Department. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gone Baby Gone is an argument for obligation over accommodation, the absolute over the contingent."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"Ben directs Casey in Gone Baby Gone, and it's a career highlight for both of them."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"This is A-grade stuff: well-plotted, unpredictable and grounded in reality from start to finish."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Because it mostly succeeds, now that [Affleck's] got this and that good under-seen performance in Hollywoodland under his belt, he can hold his head high again."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"Affleck proved that his Good Will Hunting moment wasn't an aberration, and he also showed that he didn't need Matt Damon in tow to make a great movie."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Flawed but impressive."
‑ Jessica Winter, Time Out
"The unconvincing genre conventions in Gone Baby Gone are at odds with its authentic, lived-in atmosphere, but no one can say that Affleck hasn't looked into the depths, and the movie ends on a resonantly ambiguous note."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"As an actor, Ben Affleck might be a supporting player trapped in a leading man's body, but as a filmmaker he's an auspicious talent."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"A tense meditation on morality in the modern world, Gone Baby Gone is a superb crime thriller featuring a star performance from Casey Affleck. If crime drama is your thing, it really doesn't get much better than this."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Director Ben Affleck displays sensitivity to his story's thematic undercurrents, but he hasn't yet developed the authorial voice needed to enliven the conventional plotting."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screendaily
"Mr. Affleck is laying the foundation, brick by brick, for a promising new career."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Casey's big brother has made a tough, taut mystery."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A truly stellar directorial debut by Ben Affleck."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"The Affleck boys finally earn their stripes as cinematic artists"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"After seeing Affleck's directorial debut Gone Baby Gone, I can honestly say that he has finally found his true calling in Hollywood."
‑ Adam Tobias, Watertown Daily Times
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