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Gone Baby Gone 2007

  • Ben Affleck
  • October 19, 2007
  • 114 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Hope begins where the secrets end.
Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. Based on the Dennis Lehane novel.


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Gone Baby Gone was decent. It had a beautiful opening and a lot of the similar sequences later on were likewise really good; the aerial shots and the ones just showing the community all had very nice accompanying music. It bothered me that the TV broadcast's text never looked like it was on an analogue TV like the rest of the image and some of the accents were too hard to understand, necessitating turning on subtitles at times. I felt the twist reveals weren't handled very well as they felt too explanatory with too many flashbacks which took away from the impact they should have had.

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A great story, but Casey Affleck didn't work well

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Shout by Susanna B. Bloderer

I watched the trailer beforehand and it gave everything away. That annoyed me a great deal. So yeah, to me it was already predictable and therefore boring. On the other hand, Casey Affleck is a very underrated actor and I like the message of the film that sometimes the "legal" thing to do is not always the right thing to do. I found that touching and I think we should learn from that message.

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