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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 30
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Crossing "A Beautiful Mind" with "Sex Kittens Go to College," first-time director Stephen Gaghan (he wrote Traffic) causes a head-on collision. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    A disjointed movie with uneven acting and too many scenes that defy belief. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Holmes, of Dawson's Creek, will be up the creek if she can't avoid movies like this. And so will you if you see it. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Has the integrity of good dialogue and enough of a writer's preserved craftiness to make it a worthwhile date-night attraction. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    The biggest surprise may be what the filmmaker doesn't show; he withholds a big dramatic payoff, so the audience must fill in the blanks. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A moody, effective thriller for about 80 percent of the way, and then our hands close on air. If you walk out before the ending, you'll think it's better than it is. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Don't abandon Abandon. In the movies' long weekly line-up, it stands apart -- innocent of banality, and guilty of nothing more damning than intelligent effort that falls a tad short. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Abandon tags Katie Holmes as a talented actor with surprising range and vast, untapped potential - so much, in fact, that watching her, one can almost overlook the film's many flaws. Almost. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Too much of this well-acted but dangerously slow thriller feels like a preamble to a bigger, more complicated story, one that never materializes. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Abandon is this CLOSE to being good, juicy, bad-movie fun. show more

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