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Gone

Release Date 20 Apr 2012 TBA

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Certificate: TBC

Genre: Documentary

In the new suspense thriller GONE, Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) comes home from working the night shift to discover that her sister Molly has suddenly disappeared. Convinced that Molly has been abducted by the same serial killer from whom she escaped just a year before, and that by sundown Molly will be dead, Jill embarks on a break-neck ride to rescue her. Racing the sinking sun in a heart-pounding chase, Jill has only 12 hours to find the killer and save her sister.

Cast:
Amanda Seyfried | Jennifer Carpenter | Wes Bentley | Daniel Sunjata | Sebastian Stan

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Directors:
Gretchen Morning | John Morning

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GONE (USA/15A/94mins)

Directed by Heitor Dhalia. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley, Sebastian Stan, Nick Searcy, Joel David Moore.

THE PLOT: It’s been a year since Jill (Seyfried) survived a kidnap ordeal, and now she’s determined to find the dungeon she was held in by searching the 5,000-acre Forest Park just outside her home city of Oregon. When she’s not attending her night class in self-defense, or working at the diner, that is. Returning home one night to find her sister Molly has gone, Jill is convinced it’s the same kidnapper. Only trouble is, no one else believes it…

THE VERDICT: There’s been little love from the critics, or at the US box-office, for this seemingly standard-issue thriller. Certainly, Seyfried is no stranger to slightly ambitious but ultimately generic fare, and Gone would seem to follow on in that tradition. But there’s something almost admirable about the fact that this abandoned little offering (Gone arriving in the US without any real advertising) is the simple fact that it actually has the cajones to play down its serial killer. The final act is a lesson in understatement, and even anti-climax, and is all the more admirable for it. Still not a great movie though. RATING: 2/5

Review by Paul Byrne 

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    Randy

    I actually enjoyed this one. Seyfried is very easy on the eyes and frankly quite a charismatic actor. The story was lagging a little as the film went on but overall did not feel like money wasted.

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    Marty hanratty

    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?

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    Onionhead

    Before going to see this movie I had read some really bad reviews. After seeing it, I can't understand why. I thought the movie was an enjoyable thriller. I thought Amanda Seyfried did great in her role. This was again in contrast to some of the reviews I had read. As far as I am concerned, if you want an excellent thriller that will provide 90 minutes or so of escapism, "Gone" will more than fill the bill.

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    mart

    Poor direction and writing, a miscast lead, underused actors, and cops that would flunk out in the Police Academy films make this a piece of work you wish would disappear faster than Taylor Lautner’s shirt in a Twilight movie.

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    vu1999uk

    Decent enough watch this, helped by an all in performace from Amanda Seyfried. Just feels too much samey to a lot of other "thrillers", and brings nothing really new. Plus the ending is pretty poor. But as I said, a decent enough watch.

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    filmbuff2011

    Gone is an apt title for this film, as that's more likely where the audience will be before the end. A very muddled and convoluted film from start to finish, it features Amanda Seyfried as a mentally-ill woman called Jill. She's trying to track down her missing sister, who has been absent for a few hours (yes, a few hours). Having escaped an abduction herself, Jill fears that her original abductor is back to finish the job. The police won't believe her, so she goes to whatever lengths necessary to prove her story. Is she just a fruitcake? Will the police find out what's really going on? Who cares? The film ties itself up in so many knots that it keeps tripping itself up. Seyfried is a talented actress, but she's wasted here in a nothing part. Gone is one of those barely-watchable films that can safely be filed under "shouldn't have been made in the first place".