Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

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On October 17, 1974, 12 year old Jan Broberg was kidnapped by her next-door neighbor and parents' best friend. Abducted In Plain Sight is a feature length documentary about the stranger-than-fiction, true story of the Brobergs; an Idaho family who fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter. The film tells the story of one family's struggle with desire, deceit, faith and forgiveness. The Brobergs' troubling admissions reveal epic failures and untold personal dramas that point to the biggest tragedy of all -- that these crimes could have been prevented.

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It unpacks too many bizarre events in a short time frame to allow for much additional analysis. And the Broberg family, confessional to a fault, are primed more for honesty than for self-inspection.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

[Abducted in Plain Sight] does not allow for a deeper reflection because its director does not seem interested in complexities. [Full review in Spanish]

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

If there is a point to Abducted beyond simply retelling the saga's many horrors and waiting for the viewer's jaw to drop, it might be its own principals' disbelief.

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

While it's easy to think that no one alive could be as naive as the Brobergs, the documentary is a sobering reminder of the power of manipulation, the failures of the justice system.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The fact that "Abducted In Plain Sight" left me with a feeling of uncleanliness wasn't just because of its subject matter, believe it or not. It was the way the subject matter was handled.

Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

This mind-boggling, aggravating account of child kidnapping compresses an entire season's supply of bizarre, shocking twists into ninety minutes...

Jan 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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