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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. DanielleR.
    Sep 15, 2005
    3
    While Abandon is a film that has somewhat pleasing cinematography and a gorgeous actress, it fails to fully develop as a story, and it leaves some questions and mass confusion running in the viewers head. While many films use subtlety when it comes to some major points (ex: the original Stepford wifes, at the climax), the subtlety is too subtle in the end. It left me a little bit unsure While Abandon is a film that has somewhat pleasing cinematography and a gorgeous actress, it fails to fully develop as a story, and it leaves some questions and mass confusion running in the viewers head. While many films use subtlety when it comes to some major points (ex: the original Stepford wifes, at the climax), the subtlety is too subtle in the end. It left me a little bit unsure of exactly what happened. I saw this movie in the theater with a friend simply because we wanted to see something and could not see The Ring, and it's a decision I truly regret. I do not usually have a negative opinion of a film, but this one managed to wrench one from me. Expand
  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. Expand
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.