Gone Baby Gone

Rating = B

I don't like to compare books and movies (I often read a book after having seen the movie and usually think the movie was better. In this case, however, the movie was a little disappointing because there is so much less of the relationship between Patrick and Angela and essentially nothing of the relationship with Bubba Rugowski. On the other hand, the screenplay and actors do a good job of keeping the complex plot moving and understandable as it plays out. And there is definitely a Boston look and feel to things.

Regarding the recent “Boston crime trilogy,” I think this film is about as good as Mystic River, and The Departed is significantly better than the other two.