Abandon Synopsis
A college student's long-missing boyfriend returns to campus to stalk her.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
The biggest surprise may be what the filmmaker doesn't show; he withholds a big dramatic payoff, so the audience must fill in the blanks.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Bruce Fretts
Sometimes, typecasting works: Holmes and Bratt settle comfortably into their roles, and the movie proves a competently made, mildly...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Has the integrity of good dialogue and enough of a writer's preserved craftiness to make it a worthwhile date-night attraction.
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Abandon tags Katie Holmes as a talented actor with surprising range and vast, untapped potential - so much, in fact, that watching her, one...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Don't abandon Abandon. In the movies' long weekly line-up, it stands apart -- innocent of banality, and guilty of nothing more damning than...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A moody, effective thriller for about 80 percent of the way, and then our hands close on air. If you walk out before the ending, you'll...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
A disjointed movie with uneven acting and too many scenes that defy belief.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Abandon is this CLOSE to being good, juicy, bad-movie fun.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Holmes, of Dawson's Creek, will be up the creek if she can't avoid movies like this. And so will you if you see it.
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30

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Crossing "A Beautiful Mind" with "Sex Kittens Go to College," first-time director Stephen Gaghan (he wrote Traffic) causes a head-on...
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Common Sense Media says Not for kids 16 and under It really is almost impressive how bad this is.
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