The Missing Reviews

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December 12, 2003
Even Cate Blanchett can't save this misbegotten horse opera.
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.
Top Critic
December 4, 2003
The rawest, scariest, most nerve-rattling saddlebags-and- sagebrush saga since Robert Mulligan's The Stalking Moon.
December 1, 2003
... a strange and haunting hybrid that's part Western, part supernatural thriller.
November 29, 2003
The Missing is holiday entertainment for anyone who likes either a dollop of feminist uplift or family values (or both!) with their bloodletting.
November 28, 2003
There's a pretty good Western hidden somewhere amid the extraneous scenes, unnecessary characters and adoring shots of the New Mexico wilderness, but Howard didn't have the heart to cut his movie.
November 26, 2003
In The Missing, Ron Howard somehow makes a great movie and an awful movie, all at the same time.
November 26, 2003
The Missing hews in every way to the conventions of its genre.
November 26, 2003
An admirably solid effort.
November 26, 2003
At once racially fearful, and anxiously apologetic, patriarchal and post-feminist, pacifist and trigger-happy -- The Missing is engaged in one big, long desert showdown with itself.
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