Dismiss Notice
Attention AVForums app / Tapatalk users
Sadly GDPR means that, from 25th, we can no longer offer access to AVForums via the branded app or Tapatalk.
Click here for more information.

Gone Baby Gone User Review

  • lucasisking
    Outstanding Affleck debut
    Review of Gone Baby Gone Movie by lucasisking, Sep 24, 2015.
    Gone Baby Gone

    Ben Affleck's first feature film is an exceptional Boston-set mystery thriller that I'm not sure how I've managed to miss until now. What a complete rollercoaster of a film; a narrative that takes you in one direction only to suddenly lurch in another, and then another, then another, until the revelatory ending with a humdingerof a moral conundrum for the characters and the audience. I found myself genuinely torn and am still not sure what I'd have done in the protagonist's shoes.


    The cast are just as impressive as the story; Casey Affleck proves again to be as adept in front of the camera as his brother is behind it; Michelle Monaghan is superb as his conscionable wife; and Amy Ryan is impressively authentic as the questionable mother; heavyweights Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris add even further gravitas (especially the latter); in fact all of them are on point (including the ever reliable Titus Welliver). The rougher district of Boston in which this is set is a character in itself; with its suburban squalor, rough bars and rougher folks.

    Superior perhaps even to his later efforts; the excellent The Town and Argo.

    Pros

    • Unpredictable story that keeps you on your toes
    • Superb performances across the board
    • Challenging ethical themes

    Cons

    • Might be upsetting to some

    Verdict

    9
    1. systemsdead likes this.
    • Stuart Wright
      I found it on Sky movies. It didn't get much publicity because the Madeleine McCann event was happening at the time. That's why we missed it, I think. Agree it's a very good movie.
    No comments have been posted on this review yet.
  • Loading...
  • Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice