• Released
  • October 19, 2007
  • R , 1 hr 55 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
  • 4,236 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Two detectives search for a 4-year-old girl who has been kidnapped in Boston.

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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The joke's on us, it turns out; as a director, Affleck has come through with a sharp, morally ambiguous piece of pulp crackerjack.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Gone Baby Gone is full of dark secrets, and how they unravel will keep you glued.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The result is a superior police procedural, and something more -- a study in devious human nature.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
There is a compelling ethical question raised skillfully that will haunt viewers. The poignant conclusion probably will incite debate.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

It's a tribute to this thoughtful, deeply poignant, splendidly executed film that we replay the conclusion in our minds long after the...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Casey's big brother has made a tough, taut mystery.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A story so good that maybe anybody could have turned out something decent.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The film's standout performance belongs to Ed Harris, who plays a Boston detective with decades of experience and an equal amount of...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Affleck the director shows excellent instincts, not least of which is letting his younger brother, Casey, hold the center as a young guy...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Storytelling problems surface toward the overwrought climax, but the worst problem is the unrelenting grimness. It's hard to like a movie...
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Rated R | For violence, drug content and pervasive language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Deeply affecting crime thriller for grownups.
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