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  • Summary: This bone-chilling suspense thriller tells the story of Maggie Gilkeson (Blanchett), a young woman raising her two daughters in an isolated and lawless wilderness. When her oldest daughter (Wood) is kidnapped by a psychopathic killer with mystical powers (Schweig), Maggie is forced toThis bone-chilling suspense thriller tells the story of Maggie Gilkeson (Blanchett), a young woman raising her two daughters in an isolated and lawless wilderness. When her oldest daughter (Wood) is kidnapped by a psychopathic killer with mystical powers (Schweig), Maggie is forced to re-unite with her long estranged father (Jones) to rescue her. (Sony) Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 40
  2. Negative: 3 out of 40
  1. The combined intensity of these two performances (Jones and Blanchett) obliterates objections and raises the stakes in what might otherwise have been a standard western.
  2. Ron Howard has delivered a movie that’s a big departure from his previous film, "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." We may not remember him for "The Alamo," but we're glad he kept the Stetson.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    This movie will remind a lot of people of John Ford's masterpiece, "The Searchers," without the rowdy humor and, yes, without the greatness. But it's an admirably solid effort that's as mean as it has to be, which is plenty.
  4. What's missing in The Missing -- despite throwing in The Everything, from magic trinkets to group hugs -- is soul.
  5. It's a big snooze because we can't take the main characters seriously.
  6. 50
    A clunky Western that tries so hard to be Politically Correct that although young women are kidnapped by Indians to be sold into prostitution in Mexico, they are never molested by their captors.
  7. 25
    Even Cate Blanchett can't save this misbegotten horse opera.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. May 12, 2013
    8
    This is a good movie for those people who already went through the separation of the parents, because the characters and the outcome are movedThis is a good movie for those people who already went through the separation of the parents, because the characters and the outcome are moved by it, but for others it's just another Western plot to appeal to the side of emocinal they enjoy. Expand
  2. MauricioR.
    Apr 20, 2004
    4
    I've seen it in Uruguay, i'm from there and i didn't like it, it was a very boring movie, sorry for TMJ ann Kate, i thought I've seen it in Uruguay, i'm from there and i didn't like it, it was a very boring movie, sorry for TMJ ann Kate, i thought that something in the movie was missing...ZZZZZ. Expand
  3. Oct 4, 2012
    4
    It is an interesting film. The film is definitely well made. Some of the shots and scenery is very beautiful and the acting is up to par withIt is an interesting film. The film is definitely well made. Some of the shots and scenery is very beautiful and the acting is up to par with the rest of the movie. I cannot say that I regretted having watched it. It is however, not really a movie in my taste. It Expand

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