Saturday, January 3, 2015

Without a Trace; an oldie-goldie 1983 movie on Netflix still enjoyable

Last night I watched an old 1983 movie on Netflix called Without a Trace. Since 1983, we have seen an endless number of child kidnapping stories on shows like Law and Order and countless other films and television series. However, this one still holds up.  Despite the poorer quality of film, it kept me captivated from start to end.  It also took me on an emotional ride.

Excellent cast and Judd Hirsch did a fantastic job of a character that needs to be logical, practical and sometimes harsh in order to do his job, but also caring and considerate and able to relate the feelings of others to his own life.  The actors all spoke in that way that actors spoke prior to 1990, a little over the top with a lot of inflection, but it was still excellent.

Here is the link to the full Wikipedia description of the movie:

I highly recommend it. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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