The Missing Reviews

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show
August 1, 2014
Ron Howard's vividly gritty and brutally arresting Western is a powerfully effective piece of work.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
A disappointment; relentlessly bleak and brutal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 9, 2009
"The Missing" is overly drawn out but benefits much from Jones's and Blanchett's absorbing performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Overstreet
Christianity Today
November 18, 2006
Despite gorgeous scenery and an uncharacteristically subtle soundtrack from James Horner, the film has a 'been-there, done-that' quality.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
June 26, 2006
Uma boa fotografia e atuações competentes (especialmente da pequena Boyd) não são o bastante para que ignoremos o roteiro longo e sem foco que, além de investir em um deslocado tom sobrenatural, ainda conta um desfecho fraquíssimo.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
June 12, 2006
Basically, The Missing is Ron Howard's John Ford impersonation, and the end result is as strangely schizophrenic as it sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeannette Catsoulis
Las Vegas Mercury
March 23, 2005
'Breathtakingly beautiful and menacingly primitive.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 25, 2005
The Missing est un suspense des plus ordinaires.
| Original Score: C
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
A western with a twist: the bad guy, who happens to be Native American, is also a sorcerer.
| Original Score: B-
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
July 29, 2004
a brutal, poetic, thoughtful, rusty, corrosive, and somber Western
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
A drawn-out depiction of frontier brutality and the racist attitudes of the times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 3, 2004
A great film in most every respect.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 26, 2004
Tommy Lee always makes the film interesting and Blanchett is a standout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nev Pierce
BBC.com
February 13, 2004
In 20 years it will probably be regarded as Howard's finest film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 5, 2004
...tips its 10-gallon hat to John Ford’s classic The Searchers, then takes its own unique path along the western genre trail...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY
January 15, 2004
Howard hasn't the conviction to make a truly tough-minded thriller. Instead, he indulges in every genre shortcut imaginable, resulting in a film that feels creakingly old the first time through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Drakulich
Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)
December 13, 2003
Had lesser actors been cast in the two lead roles, The Missing could have been no better than an average episode of Bonanza.
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
December 12, 2003
Even Cate Blanchett can't save this misbegotten horse opera.
| Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
December 10, 2003
Mr. Howard keeps the emotional temperature of the family reunion as chilly as possible, but it's clear that the father-daughter relationship is the core of the drama, and the rest is all time-consuming digressions.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
December 9, 2003
a moody and arduously serious western psychodrama
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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