Gone Baby Gone

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Deeply affecting crime thriller for grownups.

R 2007 114 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

More irritating than enjoyable

A few prostitutes crossing the streets in mini skirts, also very sleazy lady who shows cleavage. The mother is a drug addict who dresses with low hip jeans flashing her tummy.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Gone Baby Gone

Personally I felt this was a captivating crime thriller that is suitable for adults and maybe mature older teens. You can read a plot summary and film review to decide if it would be something entertaining but as far as it being suitable to watch for children, I would firmly say no. The film is about 80% foul language, there is violence, drug use and sexual content. I honestly would not even have it on if your child is not paying attention and playing in the same room. I will describe a scene below and you can decide if this is something your child can handle. I felt physically ill watching this and was quite disturbed afterwards- A child is brutally murdered and raped- a brief flash of a bloated, dead little boy in a tub and his stained, bloody underwear in the sink, followed by gun violence. I literally had nightmares about this and it stayed with me days after watching the film. Perhaps I am overly sensitive but I felt the gore of that specific scene was gratuitous. They could have just shown the outline of the child and cut it from there.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 18, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: February 11, 2008
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman
  • Director: Ben Affleck
  • Studio: Miramax
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 114 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: violence, drug content and pervasive language.
  • Last updated: June 29, 2022

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