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Abandon October 24, 2006

Posted by Shujath in English, Movies, Reviews.

Stephen Gaghan who was behind the critically acclaimed Traffic and Syriana made his debut with this thriller…which I must say doesn’t do justice to his present credentials.

Featuring Katie Holmes and Benjamin Bratt this film is about a detective (Bratt) investigating the mysterious disappearance of a certain guy from a certain college. He begins his work by getting in touch with Holmes who happens to be the missing guy’s girlfriend. What follows is the textbook psychological thriller stuff which does sustain your interest intermittently for most of the movie’s duration but is very very predictable to say the least. The plot is wafer thin and there aren’t many events or twists to keep the viewer guessing what happens next.

The only reason I saw this was Stephen Gaghan who wrote and directed this….and it can clearly be said that he has improved by leaps and bounds after this venture. Of course, Katie Holmes looks good throughout and you might want to watch it for her…just in case you happen to be her fan; otherwise easily avoidable.


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