Gone Baby Gone (2007)

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Gone Baby Gone (2007)
  • Time: 114 min
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery
  • Director: Ben Affleck
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris

Storyline:

When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl’s aunt Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons – they’re not cops and they know the tough Boston neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve their case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that could tear them apart.

One review

  • ‘Gone Baby Gone’ is a fantastic film. It is the sort of film that keeps you on the edge of your seat, thinking to yourself what the outcome will be. There’s plenty of scenarios that went through my head as the film progressed. There is plenty of twists and turns and the flashbacks link the film together well to fully explain what has happened.

    When I started watching, all I knew was roughly what the plot was. I didn’t expect it to be so complex and thrilling with so much more going on that just an investigation. It really will keep you guessing.

    I haven’t read the book so I don’t know if some cast members aren’t a true representation of their character. But I can say I thought they all done a great job at making this film believable. I thought Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan were superb in the lead roles. Morgan Freeman was as good as ever, he wasn’t in it much but by the end you will see he plays a key role in the story. Amy Ryan who played the missing child’s mother was also superb as well as all of the supporting cast.

    It’s a tension building story that I can’t recommend highly enough. I really enjoyed it. Cleverly made, well acted, good action and great suspense. A great directorial debut from Ben Affleck.

    9/10.

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