Gone Baby Gone delivers mystery

9 Oct

When I heard that Ben Affleck co-wrote and directed Gone Baby Gone, an adaptation of Denni’ Lehane’s novel, I have to be honest, I was expecting mediocrity. I was relieved and surprised to find a superbly well-written and directed drama about Patrick Kenzie (Casey Affleck), a frail looking private investigator with a tenacious interior. He and his partner Angela Gennaro (Michelle Monaghan) search for a recently abducted 4-year-old girl.

The movie is tense and presents itself as a puzzle. But it is also able to carry a dramatic weight on its shoulders and deliver a powerful message with “what is right, and what is wrong?” Affleck is able to keep this film engaging like he had been directing for years. Gone Baby Gone does have some minor flaws but as a whole, it is able to be more than just your typical detective movie. It is an intriguing mystery.

Word Count: 149

Adam’s Grade: A-

Chuck’s Grade: A-

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