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'Missing' comes up short

December 2, 2003
Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones star in "The Missing." —

Westerns seem to be coming back into style - now it's just a matter of creating something new.

Ron Howard's latest is "The Missing," and stars Tommy Lee Jones as Samuel Jones, a white man who left his family to live with a tribe of Native Americans. Now, much older, he comes back home to reconcile with his daughter, Maggie (Cate Blanchett).

Maggie wants nothing to do with her estranged father, but she is forced to reconcile with him when her daughter is kidnapped by a group of men who sell women over the Mexican border for prostitution.

"The Missing" has mature subject matter and manages to reflect on the relations between white people and the Native Americans of this time,


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