When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve the case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that tears them apart.
|Release Date||:||October 19, 2007|
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Mystery|
|Production Company||:||Miramax Films, The Ladd Company|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Ben Affleck, Sheila Waldron|
|Writers||:||Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Dennis Lehane, Jonathan Woods|
|Casts||:||Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, John Ashton, Amy Ryan, Amy Madigan, Titus Welliver, Michael Kenneth Williams, Edi Gathegi, Mark Margolis, Madeline O'Brien, Slaine, Matthew Maher, Trudi Goodman|
|Plot Keywords||:||corruption, robbery, detective, based on novel, boston, kidnapping, blackmail, police, murder, conspiracy, gang, pedophile, violence, drug, alcoholic, addict, child kidnapping, neo-noir|
Anytime a movie can get you to pause and consider a moral dilemma (what would I have done?) while watching it definitely deserves a high mark in my book!! This movie showed the very raw, mean streets of Boston's underbelly and didn't sugar-coat anything. I liked that it was real and not made all pretty for film as in so many other films of late. I have/will recommend this movie to all my friends. Kudos to Casey Affleck, Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris. This was, so far, the best movie I've seen in 2007. I haven't been impressed with Ben Affleck in front of the camera, but maybe he's found his niche - behind the camera? Just go see it.