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November 15, 2016
Still relevant 34 years after its release and 43 years after the events it depicts. [Full review in Portuguese.]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 25, 2012
Graphic portrayal of dictatorship's abuses is unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2011
A powerful, influential and tense political thriller based on a true story.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 29, 2009
A story that could have made for a brisk jeremiad on 60 Minutes is stretched to 122 minutes of heroes fuming and villains purring their oleaginous apologies. Spacek and Lemmon, an appealing sweet-and-sour combo, sink in the swamp of good intentions.
March 29, 2009
Though Costa-Gavras clearly has a political axe to grind, he manages to do so without haranguing the viewer, keeping the film's focus on his characters and masterfully building tension as the story moves toward its stinging resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 26, 2009
Lemmon is superior as a man facing up to issues he never wanted to confront personally.
December 23, 2008
engrossing, fascinating, and endlessly tragic.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 24, 2008
Lemmon and Spacek are the film's highlight... It's a winning formula, and it's too bad that there isn't more of it.
June 12, 2007
In Costa-Gavras's fact-inspired political melodrama, Jack Lemmon gives one of his strongest performances as a naive, conservative American who gets rude political awakening when his leftist son is executed with the tacit knowledge of the US government
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 20, 2006
Time has not only been kind to the film, but has, -- unfortunately -- made it relevant all over again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 24, 2006
Spacek and Lemmon are fine as the missing man's wife and father, but what makes the film so overwhelming in places is its unending night-time imagery of a society coming apart at the seams.
March 21, 2005
Terrific work from Lemmon and Spacek highlights Costa Gavras' American debut.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
This movie might have really been powerful, if it could have gotten out of its own way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 22, 2004
A gutsy, surprising piece of work, a bold political tract that doubles proficiently as an interpersonal drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 14, 2003
Some tragic and disturbing films stick with you, long after you've seen them, filling you with dread and a wish that they don't represent real life.
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
May 24, 2003
Lemmon temporarily abandons the comic performances that made his name to deliver a tour-de-force of considerable power...
May 20, 2003
Among other things Missing does is to convince you that, next time, you're not going to waste your vote. The passive citizen is the citizen-victim.
April 17, 2003
Terrific, brutal political thriller -- boy, they don't make them like this anymore.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2002
"designed to shake you up, and it succeeds"
| Original Score: 4/5
January 24, 2002
Costa-Gavras's emotionally riveting and thought-provoking 1982 film still has the power to shake viewers out of their indifference to Latin America.
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