Abandon (2002)

A young woman is faced with the disturbing reemergence of a man she once loved in this psychological thriller. Embry Langan (Charlie Hunnam) was a wealthy but reckless student at an exclusive private college until he mysteriously vanished,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 18, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The plotline for Abandon is too disjointed and muddled to offer much in the way of thrills.

Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

Meandering and glacially paced, and often just plain dull.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's light on the chills and heavy on the atmospheric weirdness, and there are moments of jaw-droppingly odd behavior -- yet I found it weirdly appealing.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

It really is almost impressive how bad this is.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's a bad sign in a thriller when you instantly know whodunit.

Todd McCarthy

Pic's structure and last-minute disclosures entirely betray any personal investment the viewer has made in this low-key yarn, which will cause audiences to feel ambushed and sullied at fadeout.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A dull, pretentious, and godly dreary pseudo-thriller...

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Ed Park
Village Voice

Hardly a nuanced portrait of a young woman's breakdown, the film nevertheless works up a few scares.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The title helpfully offers the most succinct review of it you'll read anywhere.

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Michael Dequina

A flimsy and tedious thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Really thought I had reviewed this film some time ago. This film didn't do much for me. Maybe it was the acting of Benjamin Bratt, maybe it was the… More
familiar stranger
Worth abandoning!!!
Steven Carrier
Before I start, I know I am in the minority here. In fact, I have been defending this movie for years. After all, "Abandon" came out in 2002 and… More
Drew Smith
Kind of like a sister movie to The Glass House, in that it's a thriller that doesn't do much thrilling...or much of anything, really. Abandon's a… More
Leigh Ryan
Saw the ending come from a mile away. Zooey was the only highlight of this movie.
Deb S
Detective Wade Handler (Benjamin Bratt) is assigned to investigate the disappearance of gorgeous rich guy/ student Embry Larkin (Charlie Hunnam) who vanished… More