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At Theaters: 10/19/2007 On Video: 2/12/2008
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 55 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 499988
Studio: Miramax Pictures Inc.
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Four-year-old Amanda McCready has disappeared without a trace. Her Aunt and Uncle plead with local private investigator Patrick Kenzie and Angie Genarro to take the case. Patrick and Angie reluctantly take the case. They join forces with a relentless detective and police captain and when it appears they are about to crack the case, the sad truth of Amanda's fate is revealed.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama Mystery - This is a slow, downbeat drama in the vein of Mystic River aimed at adult moviegoers, not so much the more thriller type film being sold in the commercials. The most known stars, Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris, have fairly small roles here. There is virtually nonstop profanity.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Casey Affleck
Michelle Monaghan THE HEARTBREAK KID, KISS KISS BANG BANG
Morgan Freeman FEAST OF LOVE, EVAN ALMIGHTY, LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN
Ed Harris A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, THE HUMAN STAIN, RADIO
Amy Ryan LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD
Wri/Dir: Ben Affleck Directorial Debut
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Production Notes Heading
Not provided by studio.
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, 15 S-words, 2 GD's, many others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings, hits.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, marijuana.
ACTION: A foot chase.
COMEDY: Some cute kid humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Very Good Gone Baby Gone is powerful stuff - a movie that derives its plot twists from moral conundrums rather than from narrative sleight of hand.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good What I like about the movie is the way Ben Affleck and his brother, both lifelong Bostonians, understand the rhythm of a society in which people not only live in one another's pockets but are trying to slash their way out.

USA Today Full Review
Very Good Bravo to Ben Affleck for a smart choice and impressive work. He has parlayed his Hollywood status into something worthwhile, moving beyond and perhaps learning from such debacles as Gigli.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 113 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (F)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
About 50/50
33%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
4
Very High
75%
30+Adults (M)
43
Fairly High
81%
30+Adults (F)
61
Fairly High
74%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 113 moviegoers:Approximately half, both males and females, enjoyed "Gone Baby Gone" very much. About half of the remaining half rated it as average. Unfortunately, the remaining reviews are low to very low. Since nearly three-quarters enjoyed it, at least to some degree, I can recommend the movie, but not strongly.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The story begins in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, where the gritty, working-class streets are lined with the wreckage of broken families and dreams. It is here that 4 year-old Amanda McCready has gone missing without a trace. The police have failed to turn up even the narrowest of leads, so Amanda's desperate Aunt and Uncle plead with local private investigator Patrick Kenzie (Casey Affleck) and Angie Genarro (Michelle Monagham) to take the case.

Though they're wary to jump in, Patrick and Agnie know the neighborhood and they also know the truth about Amanda's drug-addicted mother Helene (Amy Ryam). As they dig into her story, they find themselves on a trail that winds into the dark heart of Dorchester and through a chain of drug-dealers, ex-cons and child abusers, but brings them no closer to Amanda. In the glare of the media spotlight, they join forces with a relentless detective Remy Bressant (Ed Harris) and police captain Jack Doyle (Morgan Freeman) - but just as it appears that the emotional wrenching case is about to be cracked, in the flash of gunfire, the sad truth of Amanda's fate is revealed.

As everyone attempts to move forward, a haunted Patrick cannot walk away. As he backtracks through the clues, he finds himself lured into an ever-intensifying web of lies and inexplicable violence, the shocking secret that hid truth and facing a moral dilemma that will leave him, and the audience, questioning what is right.

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