Even Cate Blanchett can't save this misbegotten horse opera. As frontier woman Maggie Gilkeson, Blanchett calls on her estranged father (Tommy Lee Jones) for help when her daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) is kidnapped by a psycho Indian (Eric Schweig). Daddy left Maggie in childhood to live among the Apache, so he knows the territory. Jones hams like a Hormel, speaking half his lines in Apache and reporting that his Indian name means "shit for luck." Except for Salvatore Totino's stark, scary cinematography, the film is shit without the luck. Director Ron Howard trashes a plot out of John Ford's 1956 classic, The Searchers. He even has Blanchett echo a John Wayne line from that film: "Let's go home." My advice? Stay home and avoid The Missing.
- The Missing
- Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett
- Directed by Ron Howard
From The Archives Issue 369: May 13, 1982
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Around the Web
CrackedThe 5 Greatest Movie Sex Scenes
SalonThe 7 Most Tragic Band Deaths In Rock History
Mental Floss11 Hit Songs Originally Intended for Other Artists
Mental Floss24 Things You Didn't Know About 'Goodfellas'
DiffuserMusicians We've Already Lost in 2016
Cracked6 Bands That Reinvented Themselves To Get Famous
- Watch Beyonce's Surprise New Video 'Formation'
- Alice Cooper on His Dinner With David Bowie and Ray Bradbury
- 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- How J.J. Abrams and Hulu Brought Stephen King's '11.22.63' to TV
- Coldplay's Chris Martin Gets Personal: Inside the New Issue
- Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ranked: From Worst to Best
- 25 Musicians 'Feeling the Bern' for Bernie Sanders
- Beyonce's Black Southern 'Formation'