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The Missing

3 Ratings: 4.3
A movie directed by Ron Howard

Director Ron Howard, who impressed audiences with BACKDRAFT (1991) and A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001), has outdone himself with THE MISSING, a wrenching family drama that unfolds in the midst of a classic 1880s Western. This extraordinarily beautiful film offers … see full wiki

Director: Ron Howard
Release Date: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
3 reviews about The Missing
review by . February 25, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Leave it to Director Ron Howard to produce a spine-tingling movie that kept me on the edge of my seat...too engrossed to eat the popcorn!    Superb cinematography! Fine casting! Breathtaking scenery! Original plot!    Cate Blanchett is perfect in the role of Maggie Gilkeson, a young woman raising two daughters alone in a barren Southwest wilderness. She scrapes out a living being a respected "healer," with help from her friend Brake (played by Aaron Echhart).    …
review by . February 02, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: cast, scenery, music     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: "I breathe deep and cry out,   "Isn't something missing?   Isn't someone missing me?"   EVANESCENCE     Adapted from the novel “The Last Ride” written by Thomas Edison [not THE Thomas Edison, this one is a speaker for Fidelity, Boston, when not scribing a novel], director Ron Howard gives a different look at the old West. The story line …
review by . February 29, 2004
With an interesting twist on Wild West stories Director Ron Howard once again demonstrates his sensitivity to parental/filial relationships. THE MISSING is an excellent example of how a fairly simple story can become a message of epic proportions when writer, director, actors, and cinematographer are in synchrony.Maggie (played with subdued intensity by the always fine Cate Blanchett) is a "healer" (a non-licensed `physician') who lives with her two daughters and a hired hand (Aaron Eckhart) in …
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