Gone (2012) - Action, Mystery, Thriller

Hohum Score

3

Breathtaking

A woman is convinced her kidnapper has returned when her sister goes missing.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Heitor Dhalia
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter
Length: 94 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 13 out of 126 found boring (10.31%)

One-line Reviews (101)

The ending is so incredibly wonderful and unexpected (on two counts)!

Story is quite unpredictable.

Despite the lack of subtlety, this actually makes a good portion of the film intriguing because of the unreliability of the protagonist.

A year ago, she narrowly escaped the clutches of a serial killer who kidnapped her, gagged and bound her with duct tape, and dragged her to a hole in a desolate area of a sprawling forest just outside Portland.

There were a few poor scenes, and scenes that weren't really necessary, however the main plot was so intriguing I completely forgot about the negative parts of the scene.

It is, as described above, incredibly silly and utterly alien to common sense, logic or reality, but it is entertaining and never boring.

This movie was very suspenseful all around with an excellent performance in the lead and a good supporting cast.

That being said, this is the most enjoyable Amanda Seyfried movie to date!

Entertaining young adult thriller .

With that said, GONE is mildly entertaining as long as you don't expect too much of it and go in knowing it's just a cheap "B" movie.

Once confronting her captor Jill no longer feels like a victim and quickly disposes of him, metaphorically squishing him like a drab bug posing little threat.

The two car-chases in the movie are expertly-made, and suspenseful.

Thoroughly enjoyable .

I love all types of films, including suspenseful psychological thrillers, and this one did not disappoint.

I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat at times.

But even with her excellent acting, something was missing and that was a suspense factor that keeps you on the edge of your seat with the realization that you never knew what was going to happen next.

I enjoyed it .

The plot is familiar yet remains compelling through Seyfried's sense of violation and loss as she runs through several obstacles and plot turns that ultimately arrive to a rather pathetic conclusion that is all too convenient.

It's action-packed, suspenseful, and sexy.

One (WO)man show, Greatly Entertaining 90 minutes.

She plays quiet, when quiet is not called for, and quite frankly, she seems bored most of the time.

You got the hot Amanda Seyfried in a thriller that is both suspenseful and engaging with a good plot that keeps you guessing till the end!

This movie is entertaining at times, but boring at others.

Unfortunately though it somehow manages to dodge all that potential and comes up with something extremely bland instead.

Gone was enjoyable.

A really good film let down by a bland ending .

I was right and my wife found Gone as an entertaining bait nailer too.

Considering the subject matter of this film I expected this to be far more intense and more psychologically complex.

Gone is written by Allison Burnett, who writes it like some homework assignment set by a bored lecturer at a film studies class.

I watched this film last night and enjoyed it.

Overall I give Gone 4 out of 5 stars and recommend this film for ages 13 and up due to suspense, intense situations and mild violence.

*Sarcastic Spoilers Within*Off the bat lets say it, Gone is not a very bad movie, it has the requisite mystery elements, Amanda Seyfried makes for an engaging lead as the once kidnapped girl who nobody seems to believe, the cinematography (Michael Grady) is high quality and there's some decent moments of chills along the way.

This film about a girl who escapes (and is probably the only survivor of) a serial killer's den is thoroughly entertaining without getting too ahead of itself.

I had to rewind and watch the ending several times, I enjoyed it so much.

"Gone" is a surprisingly engaging thriller, in large part because of its lead character, a young woman who finds herself in a situation which requires the use of her wits and keen powers of observation.

Conventional and Predictable Thriller That Entertains .

A really enjoyable thriller.

She's got the smarts, acting chops and the good looks to be an engaging actress in the years to come.

Under the veil of a cliché game of cat and mouse, Amanda Seyfried pulls of an incredibly difficult role by riding the line between insane and driven.

Waste of my time.

A very strong well written story, thrilling experience of a young lady who the police largely discourage due to her past life's experience of kidnap and parents death.

I thought the movie was an enjoyable thriller.

Good entertaining movie .

"Gone" is a conventional and predictable thriller that entertains.

I was on the edge of my seat immersed in the movie.

Gone is a real middle ground kind of thriller, it's not a teen slasher and it's not a more mature adult thriller either, it kind of takes what's great about both types and combines them into a highly entertaining movie that will have you guessing tight until the very end.

A Whole Lot Better Movie Than I Expected - Definately Worth Watching .

It's not terribly bad, but it's terribly bland and predictable.

Actually a brick wall sounds far too exciting for the complete letdown and pathetic ending this film actually has to offer.

Gone is photographed with drab, washed out tones that are inexpressive of the film's themes or the contrast between fiction and reality.

Bored me .

The pace is great, and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Well thought out, and presented with confusion in mind.

I found it very thrilling and intense and needed to know the end.

This one is truly wild & woolly, intelligent and deadly serious but still unrelentingly tense and entertaining.

Point A to Point B which leads to a dull car chase to Point C and then finish on Point D.

and i found it quite entertaining and i think its allot better than most people think.

Suspenseful and rewarding .

Very Nice and Unexpected!!.

And the believability factor is low, with the dialog repetitive and monotonous; Seyfried's character makes up fibs and lies to over half the characters she meets.

People in search of the thriller are going to be bored.

Good fast paced thriller .

I enjoyed it immemsly.

Fairly Compelling Thriller .

Lately, the horror/thriller movies that are currently being released just lost it's suspenseful touch.

This is a bit above a routine exercise in Serial Killer Clichés as it focuses on a truly riveting and believable Amanda Seyfried as the troubled Heroine.

Amanda Seyfried saves this predictable thriller .

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Bozeman (Michael Pare, "Leverage") who is authoritative and easily agitated (sounds like my high school study hall teacher) ; Detective Lonsdale (Katherine Moenning, "The L Word") who looks about as bored as this movie's audience (at least she looks sharp in her leather coat and messy straw-like hair) ; and the sympathetic Detective Peter Hood (Wes Bentley, "The Hunger Games") who looks like he belongs in a "creepy guy" edition of GQ.

A predictable plot with cardboard acting from the rest of the cast kept 'Gone' from being something special.

There's a fascinating paradox at work, here: Jill uses her brains in a situation she's emotionally vested in.

Suspenseful, keeps you guessing until the end .

Despite missing its mark, Gone is completely enjoyable.

The film starts slowly but gets fast paced until the unexpected end.

Dhalia has a great eye, because the scenery in this film was simply breathtaking.

Why does Portland keep churning out such banal, hopelessly uninteresting crap?

It's quite engrossing and you want to see what happens and how things work out.

I think Gone is a film that is pretty much destined for bad reviews, which is a shame because I actually found it quite good, the story is about a girl who was abducted a year ago, but escaped her captor, she goes on living day to day life with the help of mess to deal with the trauma, that is until her captor comes back for her and takes her sister instead, a game of cat and mouse ensues and the viewer is taken on a fast paced cracking thrill ride.

all in all an enjoyable albeit too short of a movie( what happened?

I didn't find the film too formulaic, most films are following some kind of formula anyway but this one kept me on the edge of my toes and the dialogue was good as seemed the plot.

Seyfried does a wonderful job (her character comes out very natural, and she is definitely of an 'empowered female type'); the film is aesthetically pleasing, an eye-candy, if you will, especially if you watch it in HD (beautiful tonality and photography), and the tempo is neither too slow or fast, and the plot is pretty thrilling and suspenseful.

It's a pleasant surprise, I highly recommend it!

All in all i'd say this film is quite good,it has a few flaws but i was able to ignore those because the rest of the film was really entertaining and it made me not care about flaws that much, i guess i was too engrossed in the story to care.

The number of cliché moments this movie has is amazing.

If you were to fall asleep at the movies and miss a movie completely, this would be the one to sleep through.

Anyway, I had empty hours before my trip, so I went to the cinema, this was on next.

I thought this was a very fun and suspenseful movie with a Dark atmosphere and it sure is underrated.

I spent a very lazy summer afternoon looking for an exciting movie which would grasp my attention and I decided maybe this would do the trick to keep me awake from a siesta.

A tense thriller that is enjoyable enough for a rainy day.

As the movie progresses, it is fascinating to watch the investigators grow more worried about Seyfried with a gun rather than a missing girl.

Long story short, see this movie if you want to spend your empty time on something.

Enjoyable and not all that Frightening .

Truly one of the most awful, trite, boring, waste of cinematic headspace ever concocted.

this is entertaining and from the very beginning it was encouraging me to see more.

His name deserves to be in the top credits for this stunning little thriller.

In this day and age where nearly every suspenseful theory has already been explored by now this movie managed to keep me guessing.

Such as this suspenseful masterpiece...

But if you are the other 99% of the population who are just movie goers and love a good movie, then this movie is a definite 7.5 for damn enjoyable!!!

I found myself holding my breath, sitting on the edge of my seat, and wanting to scream, "Don't go in there!

Objectively seen, it's a tense psychological thriller, with Amanda Seyfried starring as a very intense, very watchable protagonist.

It's refreshing to watch a movie that is actually suspenseful and has a strong female lead.