Saturday, March 19, 2011

Film Review - Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Gone Baby Gone marked the directorial debut of Ben Affleck and concerns two private detectives played by Casey Affleck and Michelle Mongahan who are asked to investigate the disappearance of a 4 year old girl named Amanda, but what they will investigate is something far deeper than that.

Gone Baby Gone is not a nice movie and not for the faint of heart due to the film's subject material, which is actually fine with me given the near complete lack of dark movies in today's movie going climate, the performances here are rock solid with Affleck and Mongahan as well as Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris and John Ashton who I couldn't help but smile at having enjoyed him in Beverly Hills Cop and so is Ben Affleck's direction, using the city of Boston and it's streets as almost a central character in the film itself but the film also does drag in spots and the subject matter may be a bit of a put off for some people.

But as I said, this isn't a nice movie but it is a well directed one with some good performances all around, overall I liked it, 2 and a half out of 5.

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