The Betrayed

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A young mother struggles to ensure a safe homecoming for her kidnapped son by helping her captors locate millions of dollars in stolen cash. Awakening in a dark room after being knocked unconscious in a car accident, Jamie Taylor (Melissa George) instantly realizes that her son is gone. She's been kidnapped, and so has he. But Jamie's captor (Oded Fehr) isn't interested in collecting a ransom; he needs her to help his mysterious employers recover a sizable sum that was stolen from them by her husband, who, unbeknownst to Jamie, is a very dangerous man. The heavies in charge believe that Jamie may be the only one capable of helping them locate their loot, but now that her life has been upended she isn't sure who or what to believe anymore. The only thing Jamie knows is that she wants her son back, and in order to make that happen she will attempt to sort out the clues of the life she only thought she knew.

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Audience Reviews for The Betrayed

  • May 30, 2011
    This is what I'd call a big W.O.T. - a waste o' time. At this stage in her career, Melissa George is an accomplished actress who is much better than starring in a one-room play with minimal suspense that tries to Reservoir Dog the ending. Writer/director Amanda Gusack spends time filming a few artistic shots of urban decay in a warehouse presumably to enter in a state fair competition when she should have been redrafting her script a half-dozen more times.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 02, 2010
    Jamie (Melissa George) is an average housewife who finds herself kidnapped by a mysterious masked man Alek (Oded Fehr) and imprisoned in a warehouse. Jamie is roughed up and her captor tells her that her husband is not who she thinks he is, but an assassin who is on the run from a crime syndicate after having stolen mob money totaling about 40 million dollars. The kidnappers have also taken her six year old son Michael (Connor Christopher Levins), who is diabetic and needs constant attention. Jamie soon agrees to work with the kidnappers to uncover her husband's secrets in order to save her son. The inclusion of a few genuinely exciting sequences as Jamie races against time to successfully complete a money transfer cements the movie's place as a slow-going yet satisfying endeavor (although magnetic cassette tapes seem really low-tech for international espionage, especially considering Jamie's brilliant work with the computer.)
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 12, 2010
    Your typical thriller. One of those see it or not movies, it won't change your life either way.
    Curtis L Super Reviewer
  • Nov 15, 2009
    Though this took place in an abandon building the whole time I still think it managed to be suspenseful and kept me on the edge of my seat. I thought the performances were strong especially from Melissa George but they really didn't have much of a strong script to work with but managed to come through. This movie ended with a bang but I can't help but to think that this has been done before in several movies but it's definitely one of the better thrillers out there to rent so give it a try. Overall it's not so fresh but it's a well done thriller and it exceeds at that alone and it's a good way to kill an hour or two. Recommended!
    Matt S Super Reviewer

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