I'll watch anything Kevin Zegers is in... which isn't good, since he has a tendency to make pretty crappy movies. This one isn't an exception. There are two or three scenes that are mildly interesting, and beyond that... nothing. I actually walked away for about half an hour in the middle of the movie and came back feeling like I hadn't missed anything.
I actually liked that it has a good ending. It's pretty straight-forward and I wasn't paying 100% attention to it when I was watching, but I found myself rooting for the main character and am happy with how things turned out. Sub some stars for poor acting and a bad effects.
Not so good. Thin character development made most of this story pretty hard to take with any seriousness. And, as such, there was no suspense to be found here. A kidnap for ransom movie with youth/outsider angst. They could have taken all the scenes not involving the fathers out of the movie and just made it a stage play.
Not bad at all, good plot, good suspense, good acting, and a few twists here and there. What more could one ask for. I thoroughly enjoyed the film, especially Kevin with his conniving and manipulative ways, he played his role well I must say.
I really enjoyed this movie. I thought while the beginning was somewhat confusing (I thought there were flashback seq.s when there actually wasn't) the movie played out well. It demonstrates problems with people as rich as most adults in this movie. Acting was brillent. Zegers was a really great charcter and like Clive Owen from Inside Man I wanted him to succed. The movie felt intense, unpredictable, fairly realistic and very smart. On the whole all that doesn't work is if this movie isn't your type of movie.