Abducted in Plain Sight

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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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Critic Reviews for Abducted in Plain Sight

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (5)

  • 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…
  • The fact that all five of the Brobergs are emotionally healthy enough recount the details of this unthinkable period is a blessing.

    Jun 8, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Disturbing docu about '70s pedophile; violence, sex.

    May 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A complete and informative movie regarding a bizarre case of obsession and mischief. It's scary to admit this actually happened. [Full review in Spanish].

    Mar 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • I have not been glued to a screen like this in years.

    Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A troubling but important story for people to hear...one of the craziest documentaries I've ever seen, albeit not the best produced. The reenactments were incredibly unsettling and confusing.

    Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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