Gone Baby Gone

Review: Gone Baby Gone

By Sam
29 Mar 08

Great film, frustrating ending

90% fantastic movie - in fact, taking the conclusion of the movie out of the equation, I'd give it four stars. The twists (and there are several) are genuine and you won't pick them. Ben Affleck has really captured the harshness of Boston's working class areas, and brother Casey once again shows himself to be a talent worth getting excited about. What was this guy doing in his 20s? Practicing in his room? Michelle Monaghan is pretty pedestrian as the gilfriend, serving a purpose to the story in its closing minutes but being otherwise superfluous to the plot and characters. In fairness, she has very little to work with. in terms of lines and otherwise.
Definitely well worth seeing, if a little frustrating.