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: October 19, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2008
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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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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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

Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

It's a P.I. movie with the feel of an indie drama, set in the working class neighborhoods of Boston and filled with characters that feel like they've lived on the streets all their lives ...

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Jessica Winter
Time Out

Flawed but impressive.

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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.

David N. Butterworth

An out-and-out triumph for the Brothers Affleck.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Forgive him for Gigli.

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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.

Ali Gray

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Ben Affleck's directorial and screenplay efforts are a fascinating take in Gone Baby Gone. The film puts you in a vice-like grip with its emotional story,… 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
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