Abandon "Traffic" screenwriter Stephen Gaghan's directorial debut will never be mistaken for an award winner. Bratt plays an obligatorily alcoholic detective who becomes obsessed with an…
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ABANDON (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Details Release Date: Mar 18, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Benjamin Bratt, Katie Holmes and Charlie Hunnam; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

''Traffic'' screenwriter Stephen Gaghan's directorial debut will never be mistaken for an award winner. Bratt plays an obligatorily alcoholic detective who becomes obsessed with an overachieving, intense college senior (Holmes) after he starts poking into the mysterious disappearance of her former boyfriend. Despite some occasionally sharp dialogue and a fierce performance from Holmes, there's little suspense to be found among all the predictability. Abandon all hope, ye who press play.

Originally posted Mar 21, 2003 Published in issue #701 Mar 21, 2003 Order article reprints