Review: Gone (2012)

After returning home from work and noticing her sister has disappeared, Jill (Amanda Seyfried) is convinced that the same man who kidnapped her two years ago has taken her sister Molly aswell. The only problem is that the police don’t believe her story, thinking she made it up in the first place and so she sets to find her sister on her own.

Truly the only thing that saves this movie from being a complete disaster is Amanda Seyfried’s performance. She’s a talented actress and gives her character and this movie some believability. She plays it so that you’re never really sure if her character is indeed crazy and made everything up or there IS a criminal on the loose.

It’s nothing new; it’s doesn’t keep you on the edge of your seat, there isn’t any character development, the dialogue is boring, the whole story is too fast paced and the ending is a let down and confusing.

Gone tries to use red herrings to try to throw you off the identity of the killer, which immediately is a tip-off that there is a killer, but does so rather badly. Too obvious and in your face. Eg: the detective who immediately offers to help her, even though nobody else is interested in doing so and then disappears for half the movie.

What’s really irksome  is that it takes Jill a couple of hours to find the killer, all the while the police do nothing but try and hunt her down,  never even checking out the leads she leaves them.

Starting from the premise, this movie could’ve been done way better and far less dull. Kind of a missed opportunity.

It’s not a horrible movie but mediocre at best.

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Daniel Sunjata, Sebastian Stan, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley, Emily Wickersham.

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2 thoughts on “Review: Gone (2012)

    • That’s what I thought after reading the info and watching a trailer. And even though I reaaally like Amanda Seyfried, the movie was plain disappointing. They could’ve done more with it; like you said, there was potential.

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