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November 26, 2003
Howard is all craft and no emotion, making his movie less like a western than a reenactment of a western.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 26, 2003
If only it didn't waste so much time employing all the classic sounds, images, characterizations and motivations in its efforts to pretend to be a Western.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 30, 2003
Tommy Lee Jones looks like he's been on a bender with Al Gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 26, 2003
It's such a preposterous setup that I was always aware of the plot chugging away, and the logistics of the chase defy all common sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 26, 2003
It is willing to attempt some thematic complexity and it has reliably solid performances. But it does not address its themes with enough depth to justify its darkness.
Read More | Original Score: C
December 28, 2010
A disappointment; relentlessly bleak and brutal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 1, 2003
Ron Howard mingles The Searchers and Dances with Wolves to make a confounding, exasperating, Oscar-seeking failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 27, 2003
A movie is only as good as its villain, so they say, and the new film The Missing has a particularly lousy one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 3, 2003
it's The Searchers meets Dr. Phil as the move zig-zags between hardcore western and family melodrama.
November 24, 2003
Could have worked as a psychological thriller, but it plays its hand too early and too often.
| Original Score: 2/4
November 25, 2003
What could have and should have been a tight, suspenseful action drama... is instead overlong, loopy, and unsure of itself.
November 26, 2003
After 130 minutes on the trail, all that I saw was an ending that Roy Rogers could live with--and his westerns were about half as long and far less pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 26, 2003
A mixed-genre mutt that cribs liberally from John Ford to fashion a tale of families battling the elements, the frontier, and each other.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
January 12, 2016
a monotonous, dreary, wretched kitchen sink drama from post-Civil War New Mexico
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 19, 2003
What's missing in The Missing -- despite throwing in The Everything, from magic trinkets to group hugs -- is soul.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 25, 2003
Although based on a novel, Thomas Eidson's The Last Ride, the story feels stretched to the snapping point and is certainly unfocused.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 25, 2003
However bogged down by predictable story rhythms, banally assembled shoot-outs, and climactic mano a mano, The Missing has an acidic period tone, a respect for the reality of violence, and a refreshing dearth of superhuman heroics and easy triumph.
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