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Gone Baby Gone Reviews

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David N. Butterworth
September 5, 2015
An out-and-out triumph for the Brothers Affleck.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ali Gray
October 14, 2012
This is A-grade stuff: well-plotted, unpredictable and grounded in reality from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
As an actor, Ben Affleck might be a supporting player trapped in a leading man's body, but as a filmmaker he's an auspicious talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 5, 2011
A truly stellar directorial debut by Ben Affleck.
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Because it mostly succeeds, now that [Affleck's] got this and that good under-seen performance in Hollywoodland under his belt, he can hold his head high again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Joshua Starnes
March 22, 2011
A tense meditation on morality in the modern world, Gone Baby Gone is a superb crime thriller featuring a star performance from Casey Affleck. If crime drama is your thing, it really doesn't get much better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
The Affleck boys finally earn their stripes as cinematic artists
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Christopher Orr
The New Republic
September 18, 2008
Gone Baby Gone is an argument for obligation over accommodation, the absolute over the contingent.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 18, 2008
Affleck proved that his Good Will Hunting moment wasn't an aberration, and he also showed that he didn't need Matt Damon in tow to make a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Grierson
July 23, 2008
Director Ben Affleck displays sensitivity to his story's thematic undercurrents, but he hasn't yet developed the authorial voice needed to enliven the conventional plotting.
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
July 22, 2008
After seeing Affleck's directorial debut Gone Baby Gone, I can honestly say that he has finally found his true calling in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 17, 2008
Great job, everyone! The ride overall is solid and gripping, and very enjoyable despite the glimpses at the horrors of which the human animal is capable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Crocker
Total Film
June 6, 2008
Back, baby, back. An excellent police procedural and a personal triumph for Ben Affleck, steering his younger brother to a performance that deserved louder applause from gong juries.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
June 6, 2008
A powerful, provocative and excellently acted thriller that could literally have been torn from today's headlines.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jessica Winter
Time Out
June 5, 2008
Flawed but impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
June 5, 2008
A superior, haunting thriller of abduction, deception and ethical dilemma with a sobering ending - a moral quandary that demands strong debate outside the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 1, 2008
An unusually patient approach to storytelling sets Ben Affleck's directorial debut apart, as he allows events to unfurl gradually.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin McCarthy
May 26, 2008
To this day, six months after seeing the film for the first time, I still do not know the answer to one of the biggest moral dilemmas I have ever seen. Casey Affleck's character has to make a decision at the end of this film that just blew my mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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