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Alone and scared, Karla Dyson is unwilling to leave the fate of her son's life in someone else's hands. When she catches a glimpse of the abductors speeding away, she decides to fight back.
Thriller - This action/suspense thriller is basically a one-woman show for star
Halle Berry. Women are the primary target for the film, but men will
enjoy too. Language, violence, and a number of intense action and
suspense sequences make the film not for kids.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 5 S-words; 2 GD's; very few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Fights and hits between men and women. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None. ACTION: Car chases, foot chases, fights. COMEDY: Brief kid and baby humor.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Poor ...it's garbage... None of the action is even slightly engaging. Every single suspense set piece in this misbegotten movie resolves in a way that's pummeling and brutal, never clever or resourceful. This persists right up to the final plot "twist,...
Slant MagazineFull Review Average The film catches a second wind, and a frightful one at that, once Karla arrives at the kidnappers' home base, but believability has been stretched so thin before this point that the finale is unable to gather much emotional force. Ultimately, Kidnap is an efficient vehicle for the delivery of some lean action that's frequently weakened by a scarcely whip-smart script.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 84 moviegoers:
Don't believe the professional movie critics on this movie.. They didn't care for it, but, as you can see below, moviegoers rated it very high.
TEENS: Six of the seven males loved "Kidnap." All six of the females loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The lone male loved it, as did four of the six females. The remaining two females rated it "above average," which indicates a movie that they enjoyed very much.
ADULTS: Great Reviews from both the males and females! Over 80% either loved it or enjoyed it very much. Approximately 15% to 18% rated it "average," which is a bit low but certainly not a bad review.