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Gone (2012)

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8

Average Rating: 3.1/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 12

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43

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 36,546

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Movie Info

In the new suspense thriller Gone, Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) comes home from a night shift to discover her sister Molly has been abducted. Jill, who had escaped from a kidnapper a year before, is convinced that the same serial killer has come back for her sister. Afraid that Molly will be dead by sundown, Jill embarks on a heart-pounding chase to find the killer, expose his secrets and save her sister. -- (C) Summit

PG-13,

Mystery & Suspense

Allison Burnett

May 29, 2012

$11.7M

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All Critics (65) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (55) | DVD (2)

Everything about 'Gone' has the plasticy, leatherette feel of an imitation thriller.

April 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Gifted and sincere as she always is, there's not much Ms. Seyfried can do with this tripe.

February 29, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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It's a significant letdown that after all Jill's running, and all the guessing Seyfried makes us do, the climactic confrontation plays like an uninspired afterthought.

February 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Comment (1)
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A movie that makes "Murder on the Orient Express" feel like"The Silence of the Lambs"by comparison.

February 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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No money should ever change hands in any Gone-related interaction, unless it is because you are buying matches and gasoline to set all the copies of it on fire.

February 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Film.com
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Siblings aren't the only things missing from Gone: Suspense, scares and common sense are all likewise MIA.

February 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Unbelievably lazy.

March 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Star
Daily Star

By the end of Gone you'll be convinced that it's just a low-rent reworking of The Silence of the Lambs, with Seyfried's humongous peepers a sad substitute for Jodie Foster's acting chops.

February 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

With 'friends' like this movie, the feminist cause doesn't need enemies... [E]ven if Jill isn't crazy... she's still crazy, because she does not behave like a sane person.

April 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

It's all very well giving Amanda the power to vicariously avenge sex attacks, but it doesn't do much for gender relations.

April 23, 2012 Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray
The Ooh Tray

Seyfried shows she's not the kind of actress who would be an easy victim in a Scream movie.

April 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail

It's one of those Hollywood movies that goes in one eye and out the other.

April 20, 2012 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

It's daffy, but it works.

April 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

Despite Seyfried's suitably wide-eyed performance, director Heitor Dhalia holds too loose a grip on the suspense, driving the film into a succession of dramatic dead ends.

April 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

Just very silly.

April 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post

Another squandering of Amanda Seyfried's talent, this low-mileage thriller won't be remembered for long.

April 19, 2012 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

Gone and soon forgotten.

April 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

The shortfall of suspense is emphasised with every pointless car chase, head-slapping contrivance, and attempt at tongue-in-cheekiness. This movie can seriously damage your IQ.

April 18, 2012 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Seyfried does yeoman's work here -- but she has been in her share of clunkers and deserves better material.

April 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

A psychological thriller lacking in both psychological complexity and thrills.

April 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Screenwize
Screenwize

There's nothing in the film - which lacks urgency - or Seyfried's eyes or physical demeanor that suggests panic, fear, desperation.

March 23, 2012 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

A frequently disastrous piece of work...

March 18, 2012 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

The ending, which will not be discussed here, is jaw-droppingly stupid. "Gone" is a slow-moving thriller that doesn't make sense. Paul Chambers, CNN.

March 16, 2012 Full Review Source: CNNRadio
CNNRadio

... far-fetched, devoid of surprises ...

March 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Comments (2)
Sacramento News & Review

Just try not to hold the characters' behavior to any standard of the actual humans you may have crossed paths with in your life, and everything is fine.

March 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Gone

Liked it. Nothing amazing and a bit silly at times, but Amanda Seyfried is good and there's just enough doubt about her sanity through this to keep it interesting.

19/4/14. Updating this from 3 to 4 stars. Not sure why I found it silly on first watch. I had forgotten most of it when I rewatched it tonight, and if found it a really good suspense film.
April 18, 2014
romy861

Super Reviewer

Not bad..not great. Liked the ending scene. Decent movie, based on today's standards (since I think most thrillers nowadays pretty much suck). Amanda is a good actress, so that definitely made it worth the watch...
July 5, 2013
itsjustme2004

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January 21, 2013
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Veronique Kwak

Super Reviewer

Really surprised by the general panning this film has taken. Whilst not perfect the story whizzes along and breakneck pace and is never boring. This movie won't change your life, but for sheer bloody minded entertainment, it hits all the right spots.
August 25, 2012
Graham Willis

Super Reviewer

    1. Jill: You know who I am, and I know who you are.
    – Submitted by Britney S (2 years ago)
    1. Jill: He's gonna kill Molly tonight.
    – Submitted by Britney S (2 years ago)
    1. Jill: I'm the onley that got away because i know his secret.
    – Submitted by Britney S (2 years ago)
    1. Jill Parrish: I'll sleep when he's dead.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
    1. Jill Parrish: Sweet dreams.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
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