Written March 18, 2013
Haven't seen many movies like it. Uncommon story. Halle did a great job per usual. One of the few movies I've seen with her in it where you pay very little attention to the fact that she's downright beautiful b/ the movie is so good. Original story with original plot and ending. However, I do believe they could've done better with the ending...it was a bit unrealistic w/o spoiling it for those of you who have not yet seen it.
Written August 28, 2014
You will enjoy this movie if:
1. You go in with low expectations
2. You are willing to suspend disbelief
Warning, possible spoilers
What is good: Cell phones that can keep a 90 minute connection across a large geographic area.
What is bad: Most of the acting.
What is really bad: The last five minutes of the movie.
Written August 29, 2015
I had read mixed reviews on this, but 4 of us decided to go, anyway. We were so glad we had ignored the negative reviews. There were some flaws in parts of the movie, but we were all captured by the action from a few minutes into the movie and the tension never let go! Halle Berry is good. Abigail Breslin is good. The male psychopath was good. We did leave with some unanswered questions which could have better been answered in the movie, but all it did for us was to make for interesting speculation over dinner. As we left the theater, several people were having reactions similar to ours.
If I had any criticism, it would have been for the directing. A couple of scenes needed some fleshing out, but the criticism is not strong enough to keep me from recommending this movie. If you like intense, GO! (Not for kids or early adolescents!)
Written March 17, 2013
This was a good movie. However, I wold not watch it again. It was rated R and I was expecting a jump out of my seat scare and this movie did not do that. I enjoyed the cast and the plot was great, but I just do not think it should have been rated R.
Written May 06, 2015
Meh.....the premise is interesting (kidnapped teen calls into 911 while locked in trunk of car). But even though it's only 1 hr 36 minutes, I felt like you figured it out less than halfway thru.
This is sort of a re-hash of "Silence of the Lambs" with a tortured serial killer....yada yada.
I'd wait for the DVD.....and don't let your teen daughters see it (subject is too intense)