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      The Lost Son

      R 1999 1h 42m Crime Drama List
      Reviews 41% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A wealthy couple hire a detective (Daniel Auteuil) to track their adult son, missing after involvement in a pedophile ring. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A hardboiled private eye genre film that comes with the troubling taboo subject matter of kiddie porn. Rated: B Jan 4, 2002 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Rated: 3/5 Nov 13, 2001 Full Review Janet Branagan Apollo Guide Rated: 52/100 Nov 13, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member "8MM," with a plot so similar, came out the same year, but this film is more interesting and believable and less dark. Daniel Auteuil gives a commanding performance. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member An iInteresting and well told little tale. The story is intriguing and the main selling point of the film. Following Xavier on his journey as he tracks down the lost son of the title is genuinely gripping. The subject of child abuse is always a difficult one to tackle but they do a pretty good job here. Where the film falls down is in the characters who for the most part are cliched and dull, requiring the cast to really sell themselves. Luckily, with the likes of Auteuil, Kinski and Hinds on hand, they can pull that off most of the time. Overall, this is a thougtful and engaging tale..... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Not a bad effort and tackling a strong subject within a mainstream framework. Some of the characters don't always feel genuine, but this is not too detrimental to the film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Pulsating thriller exploring some quite dark territory. Daniel Auteuil is great in everything I have seen him in. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a taut well-told story with a very good cast. The story is dark-themed, fast moving, with more than a few twists, and a good deal of violence. Daniel Auteuil is excellent as a transplanted (to London) French detective who is very much in the mold of Sam Spade. His character is world weary, more than a little corrupt, tougher than he looks, and fearless in pursuit once he is committed to tracking down an evil-doer. The supporting cast also does a fine job, especially Ciaran Hinds as the old friend who involves the detective in the case. Highly recommended to all thriller or mystery fans. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member I didn't know Taken was a remake until I saw this. Dealing with pre-teens, this film is far creepier, also, this is R while Taken kowtowed to the PG-13. It's not a bad movie, but it has many slow parts and the score leaves much to be desired. Good directing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A wealthy couple hire a detective (Daniel Auteuil) to track their adult son, missing after involvement in a pedophile ring.
      Director
      Chris Menges
      Producer
      Finola Dwyer
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 42m