DVDs: Gone Baby Gone

Directed by Ben Affleck, Buena Vista, cert R

20th September, 2008

Ben Affleck gave his career a massive boost by directing this excellent thriller, a tense and intelligent adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel about the abduction of a young girl that has eerie parallels with the Madeleine McCann case (even though it was made slightly earlier).

His brother Casey stars as a raw but idealistic young private eye from working-class Boston, hired by the grieving family to work alongside the official investigation.

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