Gone Baby Gone
Gone Baby Gone (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 13, 2008
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Critic Score
94%
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User Score
86%



Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ben Affleck proves his directing credentials in this gripping dramatic thriller, drawing strong performances from the excellent cast and bringing working-class Boston to the screen.

Christopher Orr
The New Republic

Gone Baby Gone is an argument for obligation over accommodation, the absolute over the contingent.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Ben directs Casey in Gone Baby Gone, and it's a career highlight for both of them.

Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

This is A-grade stuff: well-plotted, unpredictable and grounded in reality from start to finish.

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Jessica Winter
Time Out

Flawed but impressive.

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David Denby
New Yorker

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.

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Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

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.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Mr. Affleck is laying the foundation, brick by brick, for a promising new career.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Casey's big brother has made a tough, taut mystery.

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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

A truly stellar directorial debut by Ben Affleck.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
It was worth watching but is not high up on my crime dramas favorites list (if it ever existed).
Josh Morris
Gone Baby Gone is a gripping thriller with a terrific cast and amazing working class Boston atmosphere. Ben Affleck reveals directing talent to burn, and his… More
xGary Xx
The aunt of a young girl who goes missing hires two local private detectives to find her amidst the usual accompanying media frenzy. Gone Baby Gone was directed… More
Jameson Worley
I plan on watching this film again. I liked it, but not that much. Parts of it were great, but many other parts were dreadful. This film had great potential,… More
Jens S.
Ben Affleck's directional debut is a close look at the dark side of Boston, thematically related to Lehane's other novel Mystic River, which offered a… More
Stephen M
To be quite honest, I missed the very end of this because I'd recorded it off the TV and the tape ran out, but I don't believe I missed anything… More

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