Gone Baby Gone Synopsis
Two detectives search for a 4-year-old girl who has been kidnapped in Boston.
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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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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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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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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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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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Philadelphia Inquirer

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

By Mick LaSalle
A story so good that maybe anybody could have turned out something decent.
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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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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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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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Screening in Ventura, CA

By supertrooper81
I saw this movie a few months ago, and it was definitely a good movie, but had some extremely disturbing scenes. In the end, the main charactor must make a difficult decision, and it's hard to...

Gone Baby Gone.

By Daydream
This strong directing debut by Ben Affleck was very well written and full of intense dialogue. As private detectives, Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan investigate a case of a missing child. Amy...

great acting casey affleck and ed harris

By xxkarmaxx
I saw the movie the day it came out. And it was a great movie Ed Harris and Casey Affleck were great. this movie was very good. it will win an oscer for best mystery. THIS IS A MUST GO MOVIE!!!...

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By eileenie
a sad tale that shakes your core. you leave the movie wondering what foundation really lies in people's hearts. casey affleck showcases that he has serious acting chops in this flick....

Mixed Feelings

By 920
I rated this so-so for the plot, but would give it a must go for Ben Affleck's directing and Casey's acting. They make a great team.. Amy Ryan was fantastic as well. The movie has a few interesting...

Gone Baby Gone

By Susan Abramson
This movie had a good premise but was very slow moving. I thought it was over after the first 45 minutes and somehow they found a way to make it go on. I don't recommend it!...

Gone Baby Gone

By Shelbe888
Great writing and acting, with an overall performance that stood up to the book itself. Amy Ryan was amazing in her role as the missing child's mother....

Low Class

By Ed Duff
We decided to leave the show within 5 minutes of the start. Too many F... words and M..F..words. So we got up to leave and were hit with at least 20 more before we could get out of the room. Totally...


By MooVeeLover
I did not get a chance to see this movie in theater, but I was REALLY glad I saw it on DVD. It was like watching the Affleck brothers each come into their own in front of your eyes. Casey did a great...


By wandertheworld
This was by far not a movie worth seeing! unless you want to see something bad. I expected more from Ben Affleck. More from Morgan Freeman (in his choice of movie). Morgan Freeman has a great...

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Rated R | For violence, drug content and pervasive language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Deeply affecting crime thriller for grownups.
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