Kidnap

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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 mother Karla Dyson when kidnappers snatch her young son Frankie. With no cellphone and no time to wait for police, Dyson jumps into her car to follow the vehicle that holds Frankie. As the pursuit turns into a frantic, high-speed chase, Karla must risk everything and push herself to the limit to save her beloved child.

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  • Jul 11, 2018
    Halle Berry stars in the indie thriller Kidnap. While at a park a single mother's child is abducted out from under her, lead her to get into a high-speed car chase; knowing that if she loses them she'll never see her son again. Berry gives a really strong performance and director Luis Prieto does a good job at keeping the film in the main character's perspective; adding to the tension and suspense. And the stunt work is especially well-done, making for some really incredible car crashes and fight scenes. Yet the film is kind of limited in where it can go and what it can do. Still, despite having a few weaknesses, Kidnap is a gritty and exciting chase film that's remarkably intense.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2017
    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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  • Jul 10, 2017
    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.
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