Blu-ray Review: Amanda Seyfried Disappears Into Worthless ‘Gone’

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CHICAGO – Remember when Amanda Seyfried was the next big star? When she was delightful in “Mamma Mia” and dramatically engaging on “Big Love”? When we were excited that she would work with an auteur like Atom Egoyan? Here are we are, not too long after she was the it girl, and she continues to make bad career decision after bad career decision. “In Time” was disappointing but “Gone,” recently released on Blu-ray and DVD, is a different kind of suck, the kind of movie that barely makes a dent and would have been better served as a Lifetime TV Movie of the Week. Heck, most of those are better. Blu-ray rating: 1.0/5.0
Rating: 1.0/5.0

There are bad thrillers released all the time but rarely has there been one as remarkably dull as “Gone.” Not only is this film filled with nonsensical behavior that makes little to no sense (the final act is simply ludicrous) but it’s stunningly boring at the same time. There are times when this goofy story approaches the B-movie thriller it should have been but it never embraces its potential cheese, playing it boringly straight. Not thrilling, not fun, not entertaining — “Gone” is just “not.” (And the “not” amount of special features should tell you what Summit actually thinks of the movie.)

Gone was released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 29, 2012
Gone was released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 29, 2012
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Amanda Seyfried (In Time, Red Riding Hood) stars in this intense thriller about a desperate young woman who, after being ignored by the police, is forced to go on the hunt alone for a maniacal serial killer whom she believes has kidnapped her younger sister.

“Gone” stars Amanda Seyfried, Daniel Sunjata, Jennifer Carpenter, and Wes Bentley. It was released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 29, 2012. content director Brian Tallerico

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