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After their newly adopted daughter goes missing in a small town, Steven and Shannon will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind her disappearance and the dangerous secret behind the adoption agency they trusted. Risking their own lives, they will discover just what being a parent means and how far they will go to get their child back. (c) Lionsgate

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Critic Reviews for Reclaim

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  • In any movie where good people are being scammed by nefarious ripoff artists, there's the potential moment where the protagonists become so stupid and trusting that you lose all sympathy for them. That moment occurs about midway through Reclaim

    Sep 20, 2014 | Full Review…

    Alonso Duralde

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  • Alan White's polished but pedestrian pic mines little real suspense and few surprises from a formulaic script.

    Sep 19, 2014 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

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  • Carmine Gaeta and Luke Davies' screenplay is constructed from plot mechanics, and the emotional stakes grow less convincing with every twist of the screw.

    Sep 18, 2014 | Full Review…
  • A message before the closing credits cites the widespread incidence of child trafficking, but any social import is lost. This isn't activism; it's by-the-numbers suspense.

    Sep 18, 2014 | Full Review…
  • There are no twists or even surprises, except the final realization that director Alan White is taking his culturally clueless, ineptly shot B-movie totally seriously.

    Sep 18, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • A totally routine movie that tries to combine a message about trafficked children with a lowbrow thriller about loved ones going missing in a foreign country.

    Jul 6, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Reclaim

  • Aug 29, 2015
    Reclaim regurgitates too many cliches and retold yarns to be regarded as reliably realistic in this kidnap double-cross retread. The script is regressive; the dialogue revolting. Cusack was remarkably creepy in his role but was regrettably otherwise terrible as an ersatz conspirator, lacking any credible intelligence, malice or drive. Cusack's attempted resurgence from the 1980s is a remarkable failure and he should be retired. A recrudescent Phillippe repents for prior bad theatrical renderings indifferently with a repeat performance of countless other films. Images of Puerto Rico are resplendent, but otherwise this film is recklessly removed from legal realities (no matter how recherche) in the denouement. Final verdict: reject "Reclaim".
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2015
    A stereotypical kidnapping film, Reclaim is a by-the-numbers adventure without many thrills. The story follows a Chicago couple who travel to Puerto Rico to adapt a young girl, but when the child disappears mysteriously they discover that they've been the victims of a professional scam artist. Starring Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre, and John Cusack, the casting is fairly good, but the performances are pretty bland. And the writing is rather mediocre, using all the standard tropes and clichés of a crime film. However, there is some intrigue to the story, and the fights and chases are shot well. Yet, overall Reclaim is a forgettable film that does nothing new or interesting with this genre.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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