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Ron Howard United States, 2003

J. O.'s rating of the film The Missing

An excellent chapter in the modern era of Western filmmaking. Mostly good turns from Blanchett and Jones (as expected), but the real surprise was Schweig's performance as the villainous Apache witch. Sappy score aside, the film's craft is of the highest calibre and certainly pays homage to classic Western filmmaking while managing to make some of its own detours.