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Kidnap (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Kidnap strays into poorly scripted exploitation too often to take advantage of its pulpy premise -- or the still-impressive talents of its committed star.

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A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson (Academy Award winner Halle Berry) when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers. A relentless, edge-of-your seat chase ensues, where Karla must risk everything to not lose sight of her son. In this tense, action-fueled thriller, directed by Luis Prieto and from the producers of SALT and TRANSFORMERS, one mother's heroic attempt to take back her son leads her to ask herself how far she will go to save her child.

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Halle Berry
as Karla McCoy
Sage Correa
as Frankie McCoy
Dana Gourrier
as Deputy Sheriff
Christopher Berry
as The Bearded Man
Malea Rose
as Claire
Kurt Krause
as Ice Cream Store Employee
Erica Curtis
as Nearby Woman
John Teal Jr.
as Police Officer
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Berry knows how to seize the center spot and hold on tight. In Kidnap, she gets quite an exhausting workout, and so does the audience.

August 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The only way Kidnap could possibly work is if the viewer isn't paying attention.

August 4, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Kidnap may strain plausibility, but it's no more absurd than Taken, and it's a kick to watch Karla, a woman with no particular set of skills, become a capable warrior based on pure maternal ferocity.

August 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Kidnap isn't schlock, it's garbage.

August 4, 2017 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…

"Kidnap" was shot in 2014 and has been sitting on the shelf for two years. Frankly, it should have stayed missing.

August 4, 2017 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

For all of Berry's breathless, screechy effort, "Kidnap" doesn't contain any suspense or tension.

August 3, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kidnap

Kidnap gets kidnapped... by itself. Alright, not really... but the concept of this film within a review makes it look like it. Stereotypes everywhere I agree, yes? Stereotypes or clichés, whatever you call it, make this film look ridiculously predictable from the start and are the huge reason why Kidnap kidnaps itself to a mediocre score.

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EpicLadySponge the Adventurer

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Poorly crafted and pretty predictable, I do wonder how Halle Berry got to making movies like Kidnap. It's not awful, but it's obviously low-budget, and there's nothing to it that I can really see as being appealing beyond the paycheque.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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