SYNOPSIS: "Dark thriller. Two young private investigators (Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan) trawl through Boston's seamy underworld in an effort to find a missing four-year-old girl." (bbc.co.uk)
I never quite understood the vigorous criticism that Ben Affleck received at the hands of both the movie-going public and uppity film commentators. His compelling directorial debut, 'Gone Baby Gone', stifled those claims and his follow up, 'The Town' (read Paul's DVD review here), have announced Affleck as one of the most promising new directors working today.
Affleck's brother, Casey, has also announced himself - following his role in 'Gone Baby Gone' with an intense performance in last year's visceral offering, 'The Killer Inside Me'. Both Affleck brothers remain somewhat underrated however, and their combined efforts here deserve your attention.
Watch 'Gone Baby Gone' on BBC iPlayer until 1:14AM, 7 July '11. Purchase on DVD at Amazon.co.uk.