User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
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  1. Gilbert
    Nov 20, 2002
    6
    Ooh, it's nearly good. Unfortunately, there's a very fine line between serious and stupid, and Abandon ends up tripping over it. Rent it on video instead.
  2. MattM.
    Dec 6, 2002
    4
    Though the film seems to have potential, especially since it builds and builds and, well, builds..., it never completely woes the viewer. While the acting is barely tolerable, and the story cliched and predictable, some of the visuals are stunning, but then again, some aren't - such as the truly strange scene where the lighting is flickering extremely rapidly while Katie H. has Though the film seems to have potential, especially since it builds and builds and, well, builds..., it never completely woes the viewer. While the acting is barely tolerable, and the story cliched and predictable, some of the visuals are stunning, but then again, some aren't - such as the truly strange scene where the lighting is flickering extremely rapidly while Katie H. has hallucinations. If you are a serious movie-goer and critic, abandon Abandon, but if you are out for a "date flick," then it could provide a bit of fun. Collapse
  3. BobS.
    Oct 19, 2002
    6
    Abandon is a smart and well acted film, but the plot isn't put together very well. I really enjoyed the movie and jumped out of my seat a few times, but besides that I left a bit disappointed.
Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 12 out of 26
  1. 40
    A thriller wrapped in heavy-duty gauze to muffle the chills.
  2. A trite psychological thriller -- all buildup and no payoff, a mystery that essentially offers only two alternative solutions, which diminishes the element of surprise and strings the viewer along way past caring which possibility proves to be true.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    40
    The story's rhythm is so bogged down in unnecessary characterization that the film can hardly breathe.