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Secuestro Express Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Film4
June 15, 2007
from its opening 'shot', Secuestro Express takes its captive audience at gunpoint on a heart-pounding tour of crime, corruption and class war in downtown Caracas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
June 24, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
June 24, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 8, 2006
Impeccably directed, tightly-wound and extremely tense thriller with some neat twists and a healthy dose of social commentary thrown in for good measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 25, 2006
This film gives one vision of what anarchy is like, on a small scale, at least.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 29, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
September 15, 2005
A well-intentioned copy but one that holds much promise for its first-time director.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
September 12, 2005
There were times when this movie gave me chills to be a witness to such a horrible experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Dallas Morning News
September 10, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: B
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
August 7, 2005
The bad guys are some of the most evil characters I've seen outside of a Nazi uniform and they all have a great time doing it.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide
August 5, 2005
Artfully raw and surprisingly accomplished, Venezuelan writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz's first fiction feature is an exploitation movie in the best sense of the term.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
August 5, 2005
What saves Secuestro Express from being an exercise in misery and degradation is its black comedy.
| Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 5, 2005
Jakubowicz pleases the eyes with closeups, sped-up scenes, hand-held camerawork and other stylized tricks.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 5, 2005
The film definitely has a social agenda on its mind, but that doesn't lull Jakubowicz's energy, not for a second.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Les Wright
culturevulture.net
August 4, 2005
Merges postmodern self-irony with hip-hop insouciance to explore the profoundly traumatizing effects of kidnapping.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 4, 2005
Jakubowicz is a whiz at setting up an exceedingly tense predicament and then building upon it a nearly unbearable suspense with ingenuity and insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Laura Kern
New York Times
August 4, 2005
The unpredictable Secuestro Express is more than just a dizzying thrill ride laced with small doses of pitch-black comic relief.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Sura Wood
Hollywood Reporter
August 4, 2005
While it's difficult to resist the temptation to avert one's eyes, the film's power is undeniable.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
August 4, 2005
Depicts a nocturnal Caracas with tense energy while gingerly trying not to offend any political group in the current class wars embroiling Venezuela.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
August 4, 2005
Secuestro Express leaves you feeling as much a hostage as the story's victims -- more to the point, as if you've slept in the same clothes for more than three days.
| Original Score: 3/4
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