Abandon Reviews

Page 1 of 2
February 12, 2020
Holmes, best known for the TV teen drama Dawson's Creek, flounders in the role like a child in her father's overcoat.
January 8, 2003
Meandering and glacially paced, and often just plain dull.
October 25, 2002
It's a bad sign in a thriller when you instantly know whodunit.
October 22, 2002
Hardly a nuanced portrait of a young woman's breakdown, the film nevertheless works up a few scares.
October 21, 2002
It's light on the chills and heavy on the atmospheric weirdness, and there are moments of jaw-droppingly odd behavior -- yet I found it weirdly appealing.
October 18, 2002
Pic's structure and last-minute disclosures entirely betray any personal investment the viewer has made in this low-key yarn, which will cause audiences to feel ambushed and sullied at fadeout.
October 18, 2002
The title helpfully offers the most succinct review of it you'll read anywhere.
October 18, 2002
A psychological thriller that doesn't thrill much and whose ending we can guess halfway through; but if you're a lover of smart dialogue and intelligent characters, you won't be disappointed.
October 18, 2002
Some movies are exercises in escapism, and this movie is no more and no less than that.
October 18, 2002
One sloughs one's way through the mire of this alleged psychological thriller in search of purpose or even a plot.
October 18, 2002
Comes across as exceedingly dumb, even when you consider that a lot of the rank stupidity is designed to facilitate the 'surprise' twist (ho-hum) that is telegraphed midway through the excruciatingly long 90-minute running time.
October 18, 2002
The movie finally did not satisfy me, and so I cannot recommend it, but there is a lot to praise, beginning with Katie Holmes' performance.
October 18, 2002
It can't make up its mind whether it's a serious drama, a swoony romance, or a psychological thriller.
October 18, 2002
... expands the horizons of boredom to the point of collapse, turning into a black hole of dullness, from which no interesting concept can escape.
October 18, 2002
Credit this picture with an ambitious effort to dramatize an ineffable yet recognizable mood -- even if its ambition isn't quite fulfilled.
October 18, 2002
A highly schizophrenic movie that clearly wants to explore the lives of university students under stress their senior year but is forced to do so within a thriller format that requires spooky moments and malevolent ghosts.
October 18, 2002
Challenging, intermittently engrossing and unflaggingly creative. But it's too long and too convoluted and it ends in a muddle.
October 18, 2002
Gaghan ... has thrown every suspenseful clich in the book at this nonsensical story.
October 18, 2002
One of the most incoherent features in recent memory.
October 17, 2002
[The title's] unintentional effect is to presage the sense of torment the viewer experiences as he or she is buried deep inside the movie's unrewarding ramblings.
Page 1 of 2