Based on 40 votes and 17 reviews
Really enjoyed this movie, Very great balance of acting, character development, production, and direction. Was better than I expected, lots of nuance in the characters and the plot. Hadn't read the book, but this more than stands on its own merits. If you want to take a break from the standard fare of superheroes, animation, and horror flicks, this is well worth your time. Gave me some ideas to think about. Have to say my son (19) who has a very black and white view of the world was somewhat disappointed as he could empathize with the protagonist and there wasn't a clear cut villain.
I liked how he kept fighting for her to get out of prison. I loved the way he made the connection with the little girl l wished it was longer. At the end of the movie when he said everything didn't look the same that where I knew that he wanted to go back to be with the girl and her mom. Please make a second one because I think he was wanting to go back to them.
This movie turned out to be better than anticipated...good acting, decent script as far as this genre of movies goes. Shades of an actual news event several years ago. In the end we left entertained.
I liked this movie! Matt Damon was great in his role.
For those thinking this was based on the Amanda Knoxx story, it is NOT. This movie dragged on and on and could have been cut in half. Save your money and wait for Netflix if you really want to waste 2 hours and 20 minutes of your life. Huge disappointment ....
Storyline, fantastic acting, thoughtfully directed,
Pretty lame, but Abby was good as always.
Good plot that moves along. Kind of a poor man's version of "Taken" where the dad is working all he can to get his daughter back to the states.
The acting was excellent..but the movie just dragged on far too long! It seemed like it was never going to end!
To be fair, the movie has excellent acting, production values, plot twists, and a strong tension line - once our hero commits a series of felonies with his friend's little girl (along). At that point, for me, the movie went flat; the little girl totally trusted her father-like bodyguard; he in turn brought her into a crime (that she should not be part of) and violated the trust of the little girl's mother. The controversy with the young woman whose story (the screenplay may or may not be based on) did not help the roll-out of this supposedly high-end movie. Oh well. The last part of Act III turned me off; the rest of the movie was solid.
Family dynamics were disturbing, but an interesting storyline, like right out of the news a few years ago!
Just what we need right now is another political movie where America gets trashed. I’m sick of all the political Sh**, but apparently Matt is part of this.
Matt Damon movies are always worth watching. There is a reason he wins Oscars. I think that anyone with at least a bit of empathy in them will appreciate this show.
I'm sick and tired of political movies - if Matt hates America so much - why doesn't he move to Cuba. The movie was just boring and so not worth the movie to see the director take America down.
TRUE STORY WITH MUCH MORE THAN THE MEDIA GAVE US. ACTING WAS VERY GOOD, A BIT SAD IN PARTS, MAT DAMON DID A GOOD JOB . DEEP WITH EMOTIONS FOR ANYONE FIGHTING FOR THEIR KID.
Far left movie. Made sure Trump was mentioned. The daughter is a lesbian. Damon made sure he was a oil rig person who did not seem educated. Will never watch another movie of his. Disappointing at the least!!!