• The Missing (2003)

The Missing

Release Date: November 26th, 2003

DVD Release Date: February 24th, 2004

R |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson (Cate Blanchett) sees her teenage daughter, Lily (Evan Rachel Wood), kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, Samuel (Tommy Lee Jones), in tracking down the kidnappers. Along the way, the two must learn to reconcile the past and work together if they are going to have any hope of getting Lily back before she is taken over the border and forced to become a prostitute.

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd, Steve Reevis, Ray McKinnon, Val Kilmer, Aaron Eckhart

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Drama , Thriller , Western

Production Co: Revolution Studios, Imagine Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Daughter, Quest, Father, Love, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Just misses being great. The dark shaman mysticism doesn't entirely mesh with the earthbound quest across the wild and glorious Southwest. And the ending, with its shoot-outs and sacrifices, has a choppy, unneccessarily complicated feel. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    If you're able to take The Missing seriously, as I was not, you'll be impressed by its sweep and ambition. The most lasting impression it made on me was one of absurd overreaching.

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    This murky, thriller-tinged Western has the terrain down cold -- from the wide-open spaces to the rocky vistas -- but beneath all the requisite genre trappings there's a vast, empty gulch where the affecting dramatic element should have been found. show more

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