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Luis Mandoki

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Plot Summary

From the producer of Thelma & Louise comes a white-knuckle, edge-of-your-seat thriller starring Charlize Theron (Mighty Joe Young, Sweet November), Courtney Love (The People vs. Larry Flynt), Stuart Townsend (Queen of the Damned) and Kevin Bacon (Hollow Man, Wild Things). When their daughter is abducted and taken for ransom by a gang of serial kidnappers, a young doctor and his wife find themselves held hostage while a 24-hour plan to extort their money is set into motion. Now, with time running out and the health of their asthmatic daughter at serious risk, they find themselves in a life-and-death race against the clock as the "perfect crime" begins spiraling towards an unthinkable, terrifying and deadly conclusion.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 56
  • Fresh: 10
  • Rotten: 46
  • Average Rating: 4.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The movie is a negligible work of manipulation, an exploitation piece doing its usual worst to guilt-trip parents. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: True to its title, it traps audiences in a series of relentlessly nasty situations that we would pay a considerable ransom not to be looking at. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Oct 20, 2002

Rotten: Brisk hack job. – Dennis Lim, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Not really bad so much as distasteful: We need kidnapping suspense dramas right now like we need doomsday thrillers. – Jan Stuart, Newsday, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

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This movie is EXCELLENT. The actors do such a good job that they keep you entertained through the whole movie. OK, its far-fetched premise, but HELLO! They do such a good job at it, that it almost doesn't matter. I love Charlize's acting, only further accentuated by Kevin Bacon and his madness! Even the train-wreck Courtney Love does an acceptable job. The ending is spectacular and even keep an eye out for when Charlize actually falls and injures herself, and continues acting! That's a Pro! 5 stars all the way!


okay i am 18 and this is gonna be my third time seeing this my favorite actress is charlize theron and i love this movie

i am 13..

and i love this movie it was really cool i love kevin bacon no matter what he does....the whole cast was good and thats is what a movie should me like!!!!!!!