General Information

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Released Year: 2002
Runtime: 99 minutes
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Directors: Stephen Gaghan
Writers: Stephen Gaghan
Casts: Zooey Deschanel, Katie Holmes, Rachelle Lefevre, Charlie Hunnam, Fred Ward, Gabriel Mann, Mark Feuerstein, Benjamin Bratt, Tony Goldwyn, Gabrielle Union, Philip Bosco, Melanie Lynskey, Will McCormack, Christopher Dyson, Scott Faulconbridge
IMDB: Abandon (2002)

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IMDB Rating: 4.9


Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
A moody, effective thriller for about 80 percent of the way, and then our hands close on air. If you walk out before the ending, you'll think it's better than it is.
The New York Times - A.O. Scott
A thriller wrapped in heavy-duty gauze to muffle the chills.
TV Guide Magazine - Ken Fox
The story's rhythm is so bogged down in unnecessary characterization that the film can hardly breathe.
L.A. Weekly - Chuck Wilson
Aiming to elicit a last-minute shiver from the audience, Gaghan is likely to get instead a mood-destroying giggle.
Village Voice - Ed Park
Hardly a nuanced portrait of a young woman's breakdown, the film nevertheless works up a few scares, particularly a tense call-number hunt in the library stacks.

Abandon (2002)

A psychological thriller about a senior at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the world's most competitive consulting firms, Katie is still coping with the sudden unexplained disappearance of her first love two years prior. As the investigation continues, Katie is forced to choose between past passions and new possibilities, even as new facts are uncovered.