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  • Summary: Jill Parrish comes home from a night shift to discover her sister Molly has been abducted. Jill, who had escaped from a kidnapper a year before, is convinced that the same serial killer has come back for her sister. Afraid that Molly will be dead by sundown, Jill embarks on a heart-pounding chase to find the killer, expose his secrets and save her sister. (Summit Entertainment)


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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 9 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    Feb 24, 2012
    67
    The film's pieces don't always fit together, but even in isolation, some of those pieces are well worth watching.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Feb 24, 2012
    65
    Seyfried has spent too much time lately in vehicles that aren't worthy of her, "Red Riding Hood" being the most egregious example. Gone at least takes her seriously – except when, to delicious effect, it doesn't.
  3. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Feb 24, 2012
    58
    Which stinks worse? The absurdly large pile of red herrings Gone amasses? Or the film's sub-Scooby Doo conclusion?
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Feb 24, 2012
    38
    There's no thrill in Gone because you can see every surprise coming. It lies there flapping like a dying fish. Skip it.
  5. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Feb 29, 2012
    30
    Seyfried acquits herself admirably in the panicky, hysterical mode, if that's what you're looking for, but by the time the final, goofy revelations roll around, you're slapping yourself for not having just taken a nap instead.
  6. Reviewed by: Glenn Whipp
    Feb 27, 2012
    30
    Gone is also your hard-earned money if you buy a ticket to this slack piece of work, a movie that makes "Murder on the Orient Express" feel like "The Silence of the Lambs" by comparison.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Singer
    Feb 24, 2012
    20
    The one cop (Bentley) who buys Jill's story looks like the most likely suspect (or at least the most likely red herring) - and then he vanishes for the entire third act to, supposedly, make his mother some soup. Wait, what?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Mar 2, 2012
    8
    This looked good in the ads but we missed it opening weekend. Almost skipped it after reading reviews but decided to go anyway and were pleasantly surprised. Sure there where some things that were a stretch of reality, but not enough to kill the creepy, something bad is about to happen to her vibe. Definitely more entertaining than many of the movies getting better reviews, but then what else is new? Much more engaging than the well reviewed bad cop movie we saw last week and that seems to be a favorite with the critics. Expand
  2. May 2, 2012
    7
    I went into this movie thinking it was going be really bad after reading some of these reviews but to be honest its not that bad at all there is enough suspense and doubt cast on the main character to keep you interested in the movie and the ending was pretty cool so over all well wort a watch. Expand
  3. Jan 11, 2014
    7
    Gone 7/10. When I read reviews about this movie people went on about all the twists and turns this movie takes, but to be honest, I can't think of one single plot twist in this movie, it's pretty straight forward. And while I'm a big fan of plot twists and surprises, I still enjoyed Gone a lot. One thing it does right is suspense, there were times when I really feared the main character was in some serious danger, especially that lamb to the slaughter type ending it had, on one hand you think she'll be alright, on the other you think she's pretty much dead. I liked the ending a lot, it highlights how ****ty cops are at their jobs. Expand
  4. Mar 2, 2012
    4
    No, it's not a terrible film. Amanda S. has enough magnetism that she can carry it most of the way. Is "the journey" believable? Hell no. It almost feels like one of those USA procedurals in which you know the main character will get him/herself out of these preposterous situations because there are 15 more episodes left in the season and we like her too much. So her rogue investigation of her sister's disappearance while she eludes scores of police officers strains credulity. But you know what? I had fun with it. I give it a four because the technical merit scores are just too low. If you're in the mood for some popcorn and some action on the big screen, you could do worse this first week in March. Expand
  5. Jun 8, 2012
    4
    Its mildly thrilling but there are zero scary parts. Its flawed but mildly enjoyable to watch. Its predictable and there are an awful lot of plot holes, but at least the action scenes are memorable. Expand
  6. Dec 5, 2012
    3
    The movie didn't always make sense. In the end it was a good movie but it didn't fit together. The psychotic serial killer and the messed up good girl put a weird twist on things. Unfortunately, where excitement should have been it was nothing but a boring movie that we had to force ourselves to finish. Expand
  7. Jun 10, 2012
    0
    I wanna keep this short because I don't want to sink anymore of my time into this despicable movie. It starts off flat and goes nowhere fast. Give us something, give us SOMETHING to chew on! It's almost like they were trying to make this movie terrible. I mean would a little music to take things up a notch kill you?? I feel the plot gasping for air not even 30 minutes in, thats when you know we're in for a really bumpy ride through a dark boring forrest. The end climax had such potential, but director Heitor Dhalia must have said, "Remember guys we're trying to make a bad movie here." Expand

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