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Trapped Reviews

December 27, 2002
A sleazy, exploitative thriller that milks its child-in-danger premise for all it's worth.
October 1, 2002
Brisk hack job.
September 26, 2002
Adapting his novel 24 Hours, first-time screenwriter Greg Iles has neglected to include in his plotting a sense of impending doom, a lack of purpose that isn't helped by the arid filmmaking style of director Luis Mandoki.
September 26, 2002
The movie is a negligible work of manipulation, an exploitation piece doing its usual worst to guilt-trip parents.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 23, 2002
Indifferently implausible popcorn programmer of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 23, 2002
Not really bad so much as distasteful: We need kidnapping suspense dramas right now like we need doomsday thrillers.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 23, 2002
True to its title, it traps audiences in a series of relentlessly nasty situations that we would pay a considerable ransom not to be looking at.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 23, 2002
There is no pleasure in watching a child suffer. Just embarrassment and a vague sense of shame.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 23, 2002
Feels like the faceless product of a Hollywood screenwriting computer program, one that provide everything but personality and a brain.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 23, 2002
For a good chunk of its running time, Trapped is an effective and claustrophobic thriller.
September 23, 2002
A tightly drawn, propulsive thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 21, 2002
Splashes its drama all over the screen, subjecting its audience and characters to action that feels not only manufactured, but also so false you can see the filmmakers' puppet strings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 21, 2002
A reasonably efficient mechanism, but it offers few surprises and finds its stars slumming in territory they should have avoided.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 20, 2002
The title Trapped turns out to be a pretty fair description of how you feel while you're watching this ultra-manipulative thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5