Overall Rank: 536
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 340
Theatrical Release Date: 10/19/2007
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/12/2008
Genre: Crime, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ben Affleck
Actors: Casey Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Amy Madigan, Robert Wahlberg, Ed Harris
Plot: A young girl is kidnapped in the Boston area which stretches two detectives professional and home lives to the brink. Based on a novel.
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Pat - wrote on 05/29/2016
Exceptional thriller with a confusing message of moral pluralism. Great directorial debut by Ben Affleck, and amazing performance by Casey Affleck!
Matthew Brady - wrote on 06/24/2014
The story is about a young girl is kidnapped in the Boston area which stretches two detectives professional and home lives to the brink. Based on a novel. This movie has fantastic directing and the acting is brilliant as well.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/15/2012
Ben Affleck proves his directorial chops with this debut, a smartly-written and executed crime film with a stellar cast. The film works hard to create a moody and dark atmosphere that fits the thematic material. The standout is probably Amy Ryan in a chameleon performance as a scummy drug addict, but the entire cast impresses.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 04/20/2012
One of the most powerful and authentic pictures I’ve seen in a while. This critic was fortunate to get the DVD on sale with its special features. Amanda has been missing and her aunt approaches Patrick Kenzie (Casey Affleck) and his partner Angie Gennaro (Michelle Monaghan). Helene McCready (Amy Ryan) is the vain and irresponsible mother of Amanda. Detectives Remy Bressant (Ed Harris) and Nick Poole (John Ashton) and Captain Jack Doyle (Morgan Freeman) become involved with the case. Astonishing quotes from the movie: Patrick - “Life's full of surprises.” Remy – “It’s a war man. Are we winning?” Doyle – “How many children have we seen destroyed?” “You don’t know what the world is made of yet.” “We don't know why people do what they do.” “Angie – “We have a good life right?” …
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/02/2012
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 and co-written by Ben Affleck on his debut behind the camera but please don't let that put you off! It's actually one of the most refreshingly adult and well-written cop thrillers in recent memory. The story felt to me almost like L.A. Confidential done in the style of TV series The Wire, in that there is very little in the way of moralistic black and whites, all set in a ghetto-like environment with the associated colourful yet believable language and characters. It's a film that actually has something to say, examining questions of the personal sense of right and wrong and the cynical media hype machine milking such incidents …
alec96 - wrote on 10/07/2011
There have been crime movies that have taken place in a few different cities, but Boston seems to be the main one where everything just has a lot more depth to it. Everything seems a lot deeper, from the characters, to the atmosphere. Gone Baby Gone is based from one of Dennis Lehane novels. One of his novels has already made the big screen. That would be Mystic River. Clint Eastwood directed Mystic River, and he set the bar extremely high in his suburb adaptation of Lehane's compelling story. Which director takes on Gone Baby Gone, that would be Ben Affleck in his directional debut. His acting can not even be compared to Clint Eastwood, but now he tries to see how good he can be behind the camera. He does not disappoint. As you may have already guessed, this movie is set in …
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