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The Missing
The story of a young woman raising her two daughters in an isolated and lawless wilderness. When her oldest daughter is kidnapped by a psychopathic killer with mystical powers, she is forced to...  View more >

Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Simon Baker...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Nov 29, 2003
A well done western, with a little supernatural mixed in. Great scenery and good action.
Nov 30, 2003
Thoroughly enjoyed the film. The cinema-photography was excellent as was the audio. One of Ron Howard's best! A must see.
Dec 1, 2003
This movie was great! The scenery was spectacular and the story line was good. I especially like to see stories about strong women -- after all, the land could never have been settled without those women doing most of the work.

Never give up is the theme -- if it's important, it's important to keep trying.
Dec 3, 2003
Only comment I can give is WOW. Maybe the best movie I have seen this year bar none. Already on my DVD wish list.
Dec 3, 2003
\"The Missing\" is a powerful western directed by Ron Howard, and produced by Brain Grazer, who was tripped up by the \"Cat in the Hat\" movie a few weeks ago. The film stars Tommy Lee Jones who aided a doctor, Played by Cate Blanchett in rescuing her older daughter after she was adducted by indians. \"The Missing\" may have been compared with the 1956 western \"The Searchers,\" because it has the same plotline. But \"The Missing\" isn\'t as great of a movie as the John Ford film starring John Wayne. But still \"The Missing\" is a good movie. Tommy Lee Jones gave another memorable role as was Cate Blanchett, who had real chemistry. But the real star of the movie was the cinemagraphy by Salvatore Totino, whose camera work is breath-taking. This is one beautiful film he filmed. If there\'s one Oscar nomination for this film, I hope it\'s Totino for Best Cinemagraphy.
Dec 8, 2003
Dec 27, 2003
This film, in my opinion, is a good video movie. Sure, the scenery is beautiful but it moves so slowly.
Jan 28, 2004
Slooooow, even for someone like me who doesn\'t mind slow as long as it\'s entertaining. The plot was largely cliche.
Dec 16, 2004
While I enjoy watching Tommy Lee Jones on screen as he usually brings a lot to his characters, this was a lackluster movie that never really engaged me.

I like Westerns; I think most John Wayne westerns are the greatest made. I have seen some comments relating this movie to the John Ford-directed classic "The Searchers" which starred John Wayne as a man looking for a kidnapped girl. While I can see the resemblance in storyline, any comparison of "The Missing" to a classic like that is doing a great disservice to the work of John Ford and the Duke. Tommy Lee Jones does a decent job in this role, it's actually Cate Blanchett's role that is closer to Wayne's character.

If you want to see The Searchers, you should see that movie. This is not a contemporary retelling of that same story.

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