Abandon - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Abandon Reviews

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September 2, 2010
It really is almost impressive how bad this is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2009
A dull, pretentious, and godly dreary pseudo-thriller...
January 2, 2009
A flimsy and tedious thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 4, 2007
The film's final twist is admittedly quite effective, though it doesn't even remotely justify the interminable build-up leading into it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 23, 2004
Might have been titled Fatal Attraction -- The College Years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2004
Lacked an emotionally endearing story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 6, 2004
The twist ending ... becomes discernible around the midway point, but Gaghan makes up for it ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2003
O ritmo lento e o final previsível (e absurdo) comprometem o filme irremediavelmente.
| Original Score: 2/5
June 27, 2003
In the end, the film is less the cheap thriller you'd expect than it is a fairly revealing study of its two main characters - damaged-goods people whose orbits will inevitably and dangerously collide.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
March 27, 2003
Abandon is a damn good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 21, 2003
Nothing is more frustrating than a movie that banks on a twist ending that it telegraphs 30 minutes before climax.
| Original Score: C
February 8, 2003
For what I suppose must be classified as a 'teen thriller,' this film has a surprising amount of substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2003
Meandering and glacially paced, and often just plain dull.
December 18, 2002
[Its] failure becomes most obvious in retrospect, when the realization dawns that the most affecting, inventive, and honest moments of the film were those that hewed most closely to the original text.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 24, 2002
Don't bother seeing Abandon. Within half an hour of sitting down, you'll want to perpetrate the nominal act on the theatre itself.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 28, 2002
Easily the most manipulative thriller since Brian De Palma retired to a career of spectacular irrelevance. That's why it's so effective - and fiendishly satisfying.
| Original Score: 3/4
October 27, 2002
More often than not, the film lapses into basic thriller tricks.
October 26, 2002
Stephen Gaghan's "Abandon" might be perhaps the most substandard, unanimously mind-numbing feature of the year. It's characters - boring, it's storyline - non-existent, and it's performances - trite
| Original Score: 2/5
October 25, 2002
It's a bad sign in a thriller when you instantly know whodunit.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 25, 2002
[Gaghan] successfully illustrates that if a filmmaker is capable and intelligent -- and assumes that his audience is the same -- he can transcend the limitations of even so lowly a genre.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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