Director(s): Heitor Dhalia
Available Quality: DivX
IMDB Rating: 5.3 out of 10 (1097 votes)
When her sister disappears, Jill is convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years ago has returned, and she sets out to once again face her abductor.
kellerz724 (19 May 2013)
A LOT OF SPOILERS!!! This movie had me going through the whole thingand I thought it was suspenseful (it even woke me up as I had fallenasleep before I started watching it) but the ending ruined this movie-not sure if it was just the ending, but the ending was definitely lame.I even started getting pretty creeped out when character Jill wastalking to the murderer on the phone and traveling through the woods tofind him, but then the final fight was so disappointing. You know- thatfinal fight between murderer and victim that got away that the entiremovie leads up to that is supposed to leave you satisfied, was a totalbummer in this movie. The character Jill is abducted a year earlier,gets away after finding other human remains in there, the police don'tbelieve it happened bc of her history and believes she's looney tunes,and her sister goes missing and she believes her abductor took hersister. This girl has to find him on her own what with not having thepolice on her side, and she has nothing to lose- With how the movie wasgoing, I thought it was going to be a kick ass ending. Nope. There wasbarely a fight. He threw her in a hole, then she shot him a coupletimes, climbed out of the hole with the rope he put in there, got infoout of him on where her sister was and then lit him on fire. Themurderer was a horrible actor, barely put up a fight, and told her,"you said if i told you the truth you wouldn't kill me" Seriously dude?This is not a serial killer with other dead victims. He didn't even putup a fight! There was absolutely nothing exciting about her killinghim, nor was he creepy or scary in any way. And I also did not see apoint in certain characters- like the cop that told her he was new andwanted to help her- what was the point of him even being in the movie?I thought for sure towards the end that he had something to do with themurders. Nope. I always believe an ending can ruin the whole movie andthis one did for me. It's a good thing I rented it cheap from redbox!
Sergio Campanale (18 May 2013)
WARNING Â This review contains a prÃ©cis of the entire film. Do not readif you plan to be kept in suspense when watching the movie! "IronEagle" is the 1985 film in which a US air force pilot is shot down overLibya and sentenced to death. The US government and military basicallylet him die, and invest all their energies into burying the situationand trying to look good. The pilots teenage son then single-handedlyorganises a rescue attempt with the aid of a veteran pilot and a few ofhis own classmates, who first outsmart the entire air-force, which iscomprised of incapable fools right out of a 1930s comedy, then easilyout fly and out gun the entire Libyan air force, rescue the father, andfly back to a hero's welcome from the embarrassed and humbled"professionals" who have been so badly shown up. "Gone" is essentiallythat same movie but with a serial killer. Amanda Seyfried's character,Jill, is traumatised after escaping from a serial killer responsiblefor multiple deaths. The police say she must be mad, as the scoured thesite but found nothing (something later shown to have been a quick andhalf-hearted attempt) and have her committed to a mental institution. Ayear later her sister is kidnapped and she is convinced it is by thesame guy out to clear up unfinished business. The Police forces firstand only reaction is to deem her insane, and spend all their effortstrying to get her off the streets, possibly in order to cover up theirown incompetence and lack of action. Meanwhile, Jill is gathering cluesin from various eye witnesses, using clever private- eye styletechniques to elicit information, and piecing the puzzle together. Shekeeps the police updated about these clues, but they dismiss everysingle one out of hand and use all available manpower to try and arresther Almost all the cops we see, from the patrol car grunts to thedetectives in charge, are stupid arrogant half-wits too busy munchingdonuts, taking soup to their mothers and chatting about their privatelives to spot even the most obvious things. In the end she tracks thekiller down, and easily defeats him a second time. (He's supposed to bean elusive serial killer but he is as effective an opponent as thehenchman demons from "Ghost Rider" and puts up about as much fight aswell!) Jill then covers her tracks in the most perfunctory manner andreturns home with her sister, telling the stunned police that she wasin fact crazy and "just imagining it". This seems to convince thedetectives who take her at her word and go home dejected until sometimelater Jill anonymously sends them some photos of the previous victimsand a map showing the exact location of the serial killers former base,which the shocked and stunned detectives decide to follow up. Of coursethis, like "Iron Eagle" and many other films as well helps fuel thatcomforting notion that we are many times more capable than theso-called "professionals" who are all a bunch of lazy, dim-witted timeserving clock punchers who care more about their own careers and publicimage than they do about doing their jobs. It's crazy of course, and Icouldn't help wondering what any law officers, especially those fromOregon itself, must think when they watch this film? Pretty angry andinsulted I should imagine. On a general level the film is cheap butcheerful; a minor film destined for late night cable showings andbottom shelf DVD rental space. It is, as described above, incrediblysilly and utterly alien to common sense, logic or reality, but it isentertaining and never boring. There are one or two decent mini carchases, one featuring an old Saab 900 (a favourite car of mine) andAmanda Seyfried plays the preposterous super-heroine capably enough.The rest of the cast are also on the level, and production values areOK for what is obviously a low budget movie. Law enforcement officersand anyone who cares a lot about realism should avoid it though!
mohamm786-418-405078 (18 May 2013)
Awesome .. Amanda Seyfried ..I never seen a girl who shows realconvinced in the screen. I admired her eyes , each time says that ' Iam RIGHT ' This is makes me more confident in personal .This is thefirst time , i have been posting a note for a movie ( sorry experience)Amanda Seyfried you are all time STAR ..i going to start collecting theinfo about u r next moves and previous landmark.Simple ..i feelconfident .. Thank you .. Heitor Dhalia ..you are excellent screen maker..i alone watch it ..soongoing along with my wifeMohammed Ali
Mardon (17 May 2013)
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 anenjoyable 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 asI am concerned, if you want an excellent thriller that will provide 90minutes or so of escapism, "Gone" will more than fill the bill. Thesingle scene that 'annoyed' me a bit was a product placement forAquafina water. A large bottle of Aquafina was on a nightstand in abedroom. It seemed so out of place that it was an obvious paidplacement.
MisterE2108 (17 May 2013)
I actually held off from watching this film, I guess because I have athing against PG or PG 13 films, especially when is comes to horror, orthrillers. But guess what...'Gone' was really a good thriller as wellas being a cool little mystery. I never heard of the Director (HeitorDhalia) until this film and I must say I was quite impressed by thelook and style of the film. Dhalia has a great eye, because the sceneryin this film was simply breathtaking. A good pace was set and at timesI found myself catching my breath due to some tense moments spreadthroughout the film. I was also impressed by Amanda Seyfried'sperformance, she held her own and delivered on all aspects of what hercharacter was suppose to give in telling this story. My only grip wasWes Bentley's cop character. Bently's character wasn't really neededand didn't serve no actual purpose, although the film makers lead youto believe his character has some relevance to the story. 'Gone' is nota blockbuster type film, but holds it's own in the tradition of 'Kissthe girls' and other such film thrillers. So when you get a chance tosee this film, get yourself, your date, or family a big bowl of popcornand sit back, because you'll have a nice little viewing experience.
rannynm (17 May 2013)
Gone is the new PG-13 thriller/horror starring Amanda Seyfried. It'sabout a woman named Jill who was snatched out of her bed by a serialkiller and had to fight for survival and escape. A few years laterJill's sister goes missing and she is convinced it is the same man whotook her years before. Jill will stop at nothing to save her sisterfrom a gruesome fate and catch the serial killer behind multiplekidnappings. I really enjoyed this film and although it was technicallyin the thriller/horror genre I didn't find it all that frightening. Ithought the cinematography and soundtrack was good in the sense that itenhanced the suspense of the movie. I don't think I have a favoritescene because the whole film was very captivating and clever. Myfavorite character is Jill played by Amanda Seyfried because she isvery good at out smarting the ones around her and she is very clever.Plus she really handles the situation that she is in with a level headand she never gives up even though everyone around her doubts her andtells her she is crazy. Overall I give Gone 4 out of 5 stars andrecommend this film for ages 13 and up due to suspense, intensesituations and mild violence. Video review here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1iZ5FIEoXA
Neil Welch (14 May 2013)
Jill (Amanda Seyfried) lives with her sister Molly. When Molly goesmissing one night while Jill is at work, Jill is convinced that Mollyhas been taken by the man who abducted Jill a year ago, and that Mollywill be killed if she is not found. Unfortunately, given that Jillcould not recall where she had escaped from, the police believed thatshe had made everything up and she spent some months in a mentalhospital. They don't believe her now either and are more interested instopping Jill looking for Molly than in looking for her themselves.This is a paranoia suspense mystery, in which we have to walk thetightrope of whether Jill is as delusional as the police think she isor whether she is, as she thinks, her sister's only hope. I'm not goingto spoil the party by saying which it is.This is in many ways a routine thriller of its particular type. Thereis, perhaps, too much time spent on the police chasing Jill and notenough on Jill chasing down the possibly delusional leads as to hersister's abduction, and I found myself wondering whether the policewould really be as unwilling as all that to even consider whether Mollyhad actually disappeared or not: the police single-mindedness annoyedme because, while the film lays both options out for you, it clearlyseeks to portray Jill as a sympathetic protagonist.And the ending was a bit "Oh. So what." It resolved the story, and theshort scene after the dramatic denouement was satisfying, but thedenouement itself really wasn't.
perkypops (14 May 2013)
The use of an unstable lead, Jill (Seyfried), is not unusual in dramathrillers which depend on doubt to keep our attention. Although "Gone"is not outstanding of its genre, it is still a competent and watchablefilm with some decent acting from the cast. There are some moments whenthe film seems to lose track of events or appears to give us unintendedhints which go nowhere, but mostly it does what it says on the tin. Todo that Seyfried must be a convincingly unstable, uneven anduncooperative character and this is done very well for the most part,and our doubts about her do tend to linger for at least the first halfof the film. After that the picture begins to develop and we are nolonger quite so sure who the goodies or baddies are.This isn't a film you should regret missing but it is also worth seeingbecause it will not be anything like the worse ninety minutes you'llhave sat through.
Biggest_Loser (14 May 2013)
A waitress named Jill (Amanda Seyfried) lives with her sister Molly(Emily Wickersham). Jill regularly jogs through the woods searching fora particular spot because she is convinced that she was once kidnappedby a man and left in a hole in the ground. She believes that she wasone of the lucky ones to escape. None of the police believe her andinsist that she is simply paranoid. When Molly goes missing before herexam, when she is meant to be studying, Jill believes that the same manwho kidnapped her came into their house and took her sister instead.Jill checks in with Molly's boyfriend but he hasn't seen her and thepolice aren't any help either as they believe she is lying again. Jilltravels across town looking for clues but when she pulls a gun onsomeone to interrogate them the police put a search out on her. Welcome to the aftermath of the Hollywood awards season or as I like tocall it 'post-mortem cinema'. It is a time when many film critics wouldrather go into hibernation as studios release their lesser projects,now that the major award contenders are out of the way. Gone, a veryminor thriller by director Heitor Dhalia, is unfortunately one of thosemovies. If I could compare Gone to one movie it would be Martha MarcyMay Marlene (2011), as both films deal with the possibility of traumaexisting strictly as a result of imagination rather than authenticmemory. Don't mistaken this for high praise though as this is lackingthe same level of formal sophistication and subtlety. Aside from somescarce flashbacks, the paranoia is not represented with any creativevisual flair. Gone is photographed with drab, washed out tones that areinexpressive of the film's themes or the contrast between fiction andreality. Instead, we're served up thick slices of exposition betweentwo cops, neatly outlining what the 'rules' of this film will be. We'retold bluntly that there were no traces of Jill being kidnapped andtherefore she must be lying and everything must exist in her head.Despite the lack of subtlety, this actually makes a good portion of thefilm intriguing because of the unreliability of the protagonist. It isless conventional in a Hollywood thriller to have a relationship asunstable as this with the central character. We're uncertain aboutwhether to sympathise with Jill since her behaviour is reckless andmuch of her dialogue is lies as she tries to extract information frompeople. But this is entirely undone by a pitiful finale, sostraightforward and routine that it makes the rest of the film'shandiwork flat-out redundant. This film was begging for a great twistand payoff but it just doesn't deliver. What a wasted opportunity. Itis also in this final quarter that we see the limitations of thecharacterisation too because Seyfried isn't given the time or theinteraction to develop Jill into anything more than hysterical.Considering the subject matter of this film I expected this to be farmore intense and more psychologically complex. If Jill laughed as muchas I did when a major character was set on fire we might have had abetter movie.
kallmekash (13 May 2013)
The best thing about this movie is... it won't turn out to be what youwould keep guessing about it throughout the movie run... throughout thelast decade I have seen so many movies in the thriller genre where themain character has something messing with his head and the movies keeprevolving around the personal views of this character... you spend allthe time viewing movies like inception, shutter island etc., and itturns out whatever you have been watching is the imagination of acrack- head... I am personally very pleased with the writer of thismovie, who gave me a change... and the reason to look forward to his /her works to come...By far this could've been the best work of Amanda Seyfried, if onlythere had been some more developed sense put into the screenplay by thewriter and a cleverer attitude had been attained by director... I meanthe writer completely forgot to explain the reason why the villain didwhat he did... throwing some light on the subject might have increasedthe charm... Or may be, in the writer's point of view, the villain'sattitude was not important as he / she got so much excited about theshocker he / she was going to give to the audience that these holesdidn't seem to matter to him / her...Anyhow, a different movie... I am just relaxed to see that this movieis not the story of one of those delusional crack-heads... and that's alot for me...
Jackson Booth-Millard (13 May 2013)
I saw the leading actress interviewed about the film on The JonathanRoss Show, she explained the story and it sounded like an interestingidea that I was up for trying, Ross didn't give his opinion in any way,only telling people to see it, so when I got the opportunity to see itI did. Basically in Portland, Oregon young woman Jillian 'Jill' Conway(Red Riding Hood's Amanda Seyfried) was kidnapped two years by a serialkiller and dumped in a deep vertical hole in the middle of the woods,full of human remains, and when the killer let down a rope ladder shemade her escape, but police were unable to find the hole, and findingout she was in a mental institute after the death of her parentsbelieve the whole incident happened in her head. Jill is now a waitressat a local diner, and she lives with her younger college student sisterMolly (Emily Wickersham) and one day a generous regular customer leavesher and her friend Sharon Ames (The Exorcism of Emily Rose's JenniferCarpenter) a big tip, but after returning from the quiet shift she isshocked to find that her sister is missing. Molly's boyfriend Billy(Black Swan's Sebastian Stan) confirms he hasn't heard from her, andshe was meant to be attending an important exam, so Jill becomesconcerned that her kidnapper has returned and taken her sister, but thepolice Lt. Ray Bozeman (Michael ParÃ©), Sgt. Powers (The Dark KnightRises' Daniel Sunjata) and Det. Erica Lonsdale (Katherine Moennig) aresure that she is suffering from her visions, only new homicidedetective Peter Hood (American Beauty's Wes Bentley) says he believesher and is prepared to help her if she needs it. Jill starts her ownsearch for clues as to where her sister has been taken, starting withquestioning her neighbours about a locksmith company's van outside herhouse in the middle of the night, company owner Henry Massey (TedRooney) points her to the driver, his son Nick (Joel David Moore), andshe uses some brutal acts to get to finding a receipt listing things akiller would use, e.g. ropes, duct tape, and at gunpoint Nick confessesa stranger calling himself "Digger" paid him to hire the van. Policefind out that she is in possession of a gun and plan to arrest her, asbecause of her mental history she is not allowed a gun permit, andmeanwhile she has found the tool store that the van drove to, and fromthe owner finds out what car this "Digger" drives, and she finds outhis real name is Jim McCoy (Socratis Otto), and narrowly escaping thepolice she heads for the next location. Jill finds the rundown hotelwhere McCoy is staying, and finding out his room number she breaks in,finding items like duct tape and pet food inside, the same items sheexperienced during her kidnap, and then she finds a box of matches thatare sold in the diner she works, so she races to see Sharon and ask herquestions about the McCoy, and she remembers he is the guy that tippedthem generously. Sharon gives her the phone number of McCoy, and afterescaping the police again she calls him, and he agrees that they shouldmeet and talk about the situation, so he gives her directions to alocation in Forest Park, and there she eventually finds a campsite, anda tent full of photographs of the killer's victims bound and gagged,and at the same time Molly has managed to escape her captivity, she wastrapped and tied up under their own house. Powers and Lonsdale believeJill's story at last, and meanwhile she has been caught by McCoy andthrown into the same hole she was kidnapped and put in before, but shepulls a bone from the ground and stabs the killer to climb up the ropeladder, but this time she pulls the ladder so he can't get out of thehole, and she grabs a gun to point at him so he will tell her whereMolly is, shooting him in the legs he confesses she was under the houseand the whole thing was to get Jill back. In the end Jill pourskerosene into the hole and burns McCoy to death, and when she returnshome to reunite with Molly the police question her about what she toldthem on the phone about the man she was meeting, she only sayssarcastically that she imagined it all, and later Bozeman is sent ananonymous package containing the photographs of McCoy's victims and amap for Forest Park pointing to the location of the hole, and he callsPowers to open the case again to investigate the hole and campsite.Also starring Nick Searcy as Mr. Miller and Joel David Moore as NickMassey. In the leading role Seyfried, often widening her eyes andfrantic to get answers, she is just about convincing as the womandesperate to find her kidnapped sister and prepared to do nearlyanything to find her, the chase sequences are certainly gripping as youare completely on her side and hoping the police don't catch her andwill be proved wrong, I admit some of the dialogue and pacing couldhave been improved, but it's not such a bad thriller. Okay!
venustraphobia (12 May 2013)
If you thought that Silence of the Lambs broke genre boundaries, thismovie is the updated, more relevant, and more groundbreaking film.A masterpiece; this film not only delivers an excellent detectivestory, but also showcases a well-crafted, intelligent femaleprotagonist. I have never rooted for any detective (underdog detective,no less) as hard as I have in this film. Seyfried is great as a traumasufferer willing to take the law into her own hands when the systemlets her down. The entire film follows the protagonist, rather than focusing equalpart on serial killer, but it does not detract from the depth film atall, and actually helps the pacing.Future movies need to look to this as a reference for how to buildfulfilling characters without compromising the intensity of the plot.
vdminkovi (11 May 2013)
I have to admit I would have never watched this movie if Kate Moennigwas not in it. I am not fan of Amanda Shefield although this is theonly movie I have seen her in. But she just proved me that she is not avery good actress, she has blond long hair, i admit, that this is avaluable quality in Hollywood. Enough for the actresses, now why Ithink it was a comedy - well all of the situations in the movie werevery unbelievable and fictional and the way the main characterdelivered all these lies to get to the killer and her way ofinvestigating had a very comedy feel. The way the police handled thesituation was also very funny- instead of checking her testimony theyjust decided to pursue her but i guess this was necessary plotdevelopment because otherwise there will be no chasing in the movie.The boyfriend was also very funny in his indifference to the situationat first. And the way Jill delivered her first lines to the police thatthe killer is back and took her sister was hilarious. I laughed a lotthroughout the whole movie until the end where she was in the forestlooking for the killer where I have to say was a little bit scary andhad these dark feel. The think that i liked the most in the movie wasthat it kept you guessing if she was crazy and if this whole thing wasreal and of course sexy Kate Moennig who even with almost no linesdeveloped her skeptical edgy character of a police officer very well.her final reaction to the words of the main character that the killernever existed, said it all just with one smile.
(11 May 2013)
This film was pretty good! and i found it quite entertaining and ithink its allot better than most people think.This is one of myfavourite films of 2012. I thought Amanda Seyfried did a really goodjob in this film! i thought she played her role well and i think she'sa very pretty and talented actress and i think she deserved more creditfor what she did in this film i thought her acting was good and hercharacter was believable and i found her to be quite likable, peoplecomplain about her character because she ran away from the police allotin this film and she didn't listen to them, but the thing is i didn'tblame her! i mean she thought her sister had been kidnapped! and shewas doing everything she could to find her! and in my eyes there wasnothing wrong with that, i didn't care that she was carrying a gunaround with her, well she should have a Gun! because she knew she wasdealing with someone dangerous! and i'm thinking so what do youexpect?. so i didn't blame Amanda for having a gun and i didn't blameher for lying to people either because i knew she didn't have a choiceand the police weren't helping her or even taking her seriously abouther sister's disappearance and that's why she did everything on herown! because she didn't have a choice like i said before.I will admit that the beginning of the film was a little slow but sowhat!,the rest of the film more than makes up for it! with its excitingmystery and suspense and i liked the fact that Amanda was investigatingand trying to find things out i found it interesting and wanted to keepwatching,i tend to like films with a bit of mystery to them and thewhole guessing who's done it suspense behind it which is what this filmwas like,we had to figure out who kidnapped her sister as well asAmanda and that made me feel involved in the film which also made it afun film and i liked the end part of the movie where Amanda found outwho had taken her sister and her and the guy decide to meet up in thewoods, now yes i will admit that agreeing to meet up with him in thedark woods was a little stupid considering she knew this man wasdangerous but again the reason it didn't bother me much was because iknew she didn't have a choice,she knew the man would kill her sisterunless she met up with him so she did what she had to do to save her!so once again i didn't blame her for doing what she did in fact ididn't blame her for anything she did in the film even when shethreatened a guy with a gun earlier on in the film, i knew she wasnever going to shoot him anyway,she only aimed the gun at him to gethim to talk because she knew he wouldn't otherwise and in a way it wasgood she did because she then got some useful information out of himabout a van that was taken from his shop.All in all i'd say this film is quite good,it has a few flaws but i wasable to ignore those because the rest of the film was reallyentertaining and it made me not care about flaws that much, i guess iwas too engrossed in the story to care about some petty flaws. Ithought the ending of this film was really exciting when she meets theguy in the woods and we find out he tricked her and her sister was notthere and that he had her somewhere else and then the two of them havea fight in this deep hole that Amanda was pulled into and then shekicks his but and knocks him out!.I won't give away exactly whathappened in the woods and how it ended but i will say that i reallyliked the fight between them at the end i thought it was shot nicelyand very well edited and then at the end of the film we get a bit of astrange twist but i didn't mind the twist that much i thought it wasokay and it didn't annoy me either so that's a plus side in my eyes.All in all i can safely say i like this film and i like the ending andi like Amanda Seyfried i thought she was a Bad-Ass in this film! andshe sure knows how to fight.I thought this was a very fun andsuspenseful movie with a dark atmosphere and it sure is underrated.
Michael O'Keefe (06 May 2013)
Heitor Dhalia directs this chiller about a young woman Jill(AmandaSeyried), who has reason to fear a recurring nightmare. She arriveshome from work finding her sister Molly(Emily Wickersham)...gone.Immediately Jill believes her former attacker has returned for her, buttook her sister instead. The police are reluctant to help right away,because they have dealt with Jill and her anxiety enough since her ownabduction. Jill sets off on her own, armed, to find her sister and puta permanent end to her nightmare once and for all. Time will becomeimportant as Jill realizes the police are on her trail to get her offthe streets. She will get the chance to interact with her formerabductor; but what about Molly? Dark and atmospheric; nicely pacedstory and Seyfried is superb. Also in the cast: Wes Bentley, JenniferCarpenter, Michael Pare and Daniel Sunjata.
amahlanand (06 May 2013)
I sensed a real aura of incompetence about this film. An incompetentinvestigation which involved connecting dots that didn't seem remotelyclose to each other. Incompetent policemen who couldn't unearth a pettycriminal or apprehend a runaway, ordinary girl (who, mind you, wasn'trunning very far). An incompetent cliffhanger and criminal. I think youget the message, 'Gone' was fraught with incompetent scripting and plotwriting. The film really failed to grip me in the progression of theinvestigation. To begin with, it moves very gradually and that can workwhen you have twists and turns galore but 'Gone' follows a moreundeviating path. Yet, it has a propensity for randomness and hastilythought out connections. Plot-holes cast a shadow over the film fromearly on and it can be nigh impossible to redeem it from that point. The atmosphere and tone for the film was set very fittingly however.Hazy, depressing and enigmatic, the cinematography was undoubtedlyconvincing of the desired tone for the film.Amanda Seyfried was extremely reminiscent of Jodie Foster in'Flightplan'. The paranoia, franticness and extremity was certainlythere albeit she lacked the same mature intensity of Foster. Thatquality however will nurture itself with experience. Her performance,although by no means glorious, was one of the only praiseworthyelements. Yet, I felt the film did not explore that potential enough.There was so many more possibilities for curious subplots with thecharacter alone, the opportunities for which were disappointinglyignored by director Heitor Dhalia. I would also have liked to have seen more resistance to the elusivetruth, not just in circumstance but also with characters. The auxiliarycast barely influenced the story at all and Seyfried's character Jillwasn't interesting enough to carry the whole weight on her shoulders. Overall, there were lots of things underused in the film whether talentor ideas. The premise drew me to it but execution wise, it was quiteordinarily done.
Puscifer DoZo (05 May 2013)
I have to admit I wouldn't have seen this movie if my daughter was notin the movie. However, I found it a decent watch. Considering that 85percent of the films that come out are absurd and complete garbage,this one was decent. It's one of those movies where after you see ityou'll think "that was OK/pretty good...but I'm glad ;I didn't pay $10to see it in the theater". After you view it, you will feel satisfiedand there should not be a desire to watch it over & over again - say,like There Will Be Blood. I cant recall any situations in the film thatyou could consider ridiculous or unbelievable. The movie was filmed onlocation in Portland, Oregon. So when they are in the setting they saythey're in, they're really there. The movie kept me wondering until theend what was going to happen and it didn't end the way I thought itwould. I don't want to give anything away as to not ruin your viewingexperience. Amanda Seyfried gave a great performance putting in exactlywhat was required. No extra, unnecessary funny stuff.I hope this review sets the proper expectation for your viewingexperience. Enjoy!
Thatguy Withtheface (05 May 2013)
... Just, don't even waste your time. Not even worth the 90 mins it is.It's not terribly bad, but it's terribly bland and predictable. It hasa disappointing ending, characters that defy logic, police who haveobviously never worked a case or arrested anybody before, and at onepoint, the ONLY way Amanda Seyfried could have escaped the cops was ifshe had had tele-porting powers... That actually would've made thismovie much more interesting. The acting is actually very good for thistype of movie, especially considering the acting ALMOST makes youforget some holes in logic... ALMOST. But like I said, it's not aterribly bad movie. It WILL keep you interested. In fact, with thedisappointing ending, that's kind of a downfall for it.
phd_travel (04 May 2013)
There were some terrible reviews for this movie so my expectations werelow. It isn't that bad. It's quite engrossing and you want to see whathappens and how things work out. It's quite amusing to see how AmandaSeyfried evades the cops till the end.There are red herrings pointing to a twist. But the twist is there isno twist. That is a bit disappointing. Doesn't really explain why thecops were so reluctant to do anything. The ending feels anti climactic.Thought it was pointing to her being crazy. But it wasn't.Overall worth 1 watch but don't expect much. Not a clever movie butkeeps you watching to see what happens.
JSSTyger (04 May 2013)
Yeap. Better than I thought it was going to be. A lot of clearheadedthinking went into script of this movie. All the bits of dialogue havetheir way of meshing together in a tightly knit story that is bothsurprising and full of suspense. There isn't a wasted word in this filmand not one that is out of place. There's a constant battle in the filmbetween "she's crazy" and "she's not crazy" that does not get resolveduntil the end. It keeps you on edge much like a photo finish at a horserace.And, well...I guess you'll have to watch it to see which horse wins.Amanda Seyfried, I haven't seen much of your work (If I've seen any ofit at all), but you did good here ;)
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