Written February 26, 2017
This movie was very entertaining and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire movie. Halle Berry was excellent and did a great job in her role, I was still shaking as I walked out. It is great for adults but I would definitely not let my teenage daughter or children see it as she would never stay home alone again or go to the Mall alone ever again. The ending was perfect and a surprise. Not a movie for young girls.
Written March 17, 2013
The acting was not the issue with this movie, however, what was this director thinking? This movie was an insult to my intelligence. Unless I'm missing the fact that this movie is in the Drama category, not the Horror category, this film is totally unbelievable. Extremely disappointed that an actor with Oscar behind her name could make a film like this. It's unfortunate to dispel someone's hard work, but if I were this director, I would look for some real advice before I would take on another script as bad as this one.
Written February 25, 2017
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 28, 2017
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 March 27, 2017
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.