Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Dirk Been, Ronny Boos, Sunshine Cabochan, Cris Daluz, Senen Escudero
Genres: Drama, Horror, Special Interests, Mystery & Suspense
"Gone" is set in present time Manila and chronicles 3 high-profile American Attorney's an their journey to the Philippines to defend a multi-national corporation accused of spilling hazardous waste into the Pasig River; bu... more »
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Elizabeth B. (bethieof96) from NINETY SIX, SC
Reviewed on 5/11/2013...
This movie asks the question, what will the world do after the rapture has taken place. When the Christians are Gone. This is a pretty good Christian movie.
Tawny W. (tawnyw) from BUFFALO, WY
Reviewed on 2/3/2012...
Although the acting is questionable at best, the message is good.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Karen E. (karyn) from CRESTVIEW, FL
Reviewed on 4/11/2011...
Movie was great. Good ene times film.
Jerry S. from OCEANSIDE, CA
Reviewed on 12/10/2009...
Makes You Think about the times we live in. Brings Bible Revelations to Reality.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Bad film for any Genre. 5 out of 100.
Wisconsin Dad | Wisconsin United States | 08/30/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a Christian looking for a quality movie to watch, please reconsider watching "Gone". The acting is very weak, the story predictable and very dry, and the feel of the movie? Over-dramatic. Most Christians are accustomed to the many bad films currently flooding the Christian market - Megiddo, etc. This is another.
This movie came out about the same time as the Passion of the Christ, and was marketed extensively on Google. I decided to buy it, and after watching the first 15 minutes, felt like I was not being a good steward of my money.
Christian film makers need to begin with a good story if they want to catch the eye of non-Christians, and not just with over-dramatic threats. No non-Christian takes this hokey, cartoonish cinema seriously. God didn't give us creative skills to make caricatures of ourselves.
Horrendous filmmaking. Give your money to a charity instead.
Total Score (out of 100) = 5
3 (out of 50). Enjoyment. A rating based on my overall enjoyment of the film.
1 (out of 10). Acting. How good was the acting?
0 (out of 10). Immersion. Did the movie suck me into the story?
1 (out of 10). Intangibles. Special effects. Movie pace. Is the movie forgettable, or something you will talk about and remember for weeks? Years?
0 (out of 10). Must see. Is this movie worth seeing/renting?
0 (out of 10). Must buy. Is this movie a must buy/purchase?"
GONE in the twinkling of an eye ...
KIM MCDANIEL | Los Angeles, CA, USA | 11/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
I appreciated the unique take on this one -- it's NOT just your typical the-whole-world-revolves-around-us-Americans-even-during-the-rapture flick. No, although the plot does revolve around 3 Americans, it sets them down in an exotic location (the Philippines) & challenges them to get back home (to America) after the rapture hits.
Which I think effectively drives home the fact that EVERYONE -- all over the world! -- will be affected by the rapture. Everyone EVERYWHERE will be disoriented & afraid. And EVERYTHING will change.
I do agree that the plot meanders a bit, but, then again, the 3 hotshot American attorneys were in the Philippines on a mission: to defend their multi-national client. So, when the rapture hit, it completely threw them off-course. Their "mission" then became a matter of survival & an attempt to escape a foreign country that was quickly threatening to become their prison &/or their collective graveyard.
And, for that reason, I think the movie works.
That said, I did enjoy the movie a lot better the second time around with the director's commentary on. Even so, I'm still wondering why the trip to the top of the cross had to be made? It was very dramatic & resolved things for each of the characters involved, but it just seemed so unnecessary ... Did I miss something?
I also love the soundtrack (I'm referring to the CD) -- the opening track is very moving. Definitely worth having."
"livin' la vida loca in hell"
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 03/10/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This has to be one of the lamest films I've ever seen, made on what must have been a shoe-string budget, but it is also, perhaps because I like the premise, quite entertaining; the script meanders, and one has to wonder how much was actually written down, and how much was on the fly improvisation...as some of it sounds like what one can hear in an acting class exercise.
It is an end-times plot that centers on three young lawyers who go to Manila on a case, are warned by a blind man to repent because the end of the world is at hand, and lo and behold ! the blind man was right.
There is a nifty rapture sequence on a bridge, and some nice cheesy special effects afterwards, with hail as big as bowling balls, and the sea turning red with blood, as they wander around in a "hell on earth" scenario looking for water, which is now the world's most precious commodity, and ponder the existence of God.
Starring two actors from the "Survivor" TV series, Dirk Been and Joel Klug, Philippine actress Bianca Lapus, as well as Tim Chey, who wrote, directed, and produced this film (Tim also directed "Fakin' Da Funk" in '97), and it has a score by Daniel Bijan and Sherwin Castillo, which features some pleasant songs.
This movie is not as brain-dead as some of the fare that Hollywood dishes out, and despite its 101 flaws, remains watchable, and is short and sweet at 77 minutes.
"You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart" Jeremiah 29:13.