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Based on 29 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
Disappointingly routine kidnapping thriller with soap-opera trimmings.
USA Today
It's never enough of a grabber to keep the mind from wandering to the romance it apparently sparked.
New York Daily News
The romantic subtext of their characters' relationship is the film's chief liability, and feels forced and undeveloped.
Chicago Reader
Against the lush backdrop of the Andes, Crowe and Caruso define on-screen cool: good guys in a match of wits and firepower who even talk about their emotions.
Entertainment Weekly
When it's dull, which it is too often for a kidnap caper, this movie is about a woman chirping ''notice anything new about my outfit?'' to a man whose idea of style is a jacket not crusted in human blood.
Los Angeles Times
An ambitious film that aims to examine the human equations behind the abductions. But for all its good intentions, it's not as subtle as it might be, and it's finally pitched too broadly to achieve the level of emotional truth it aims for.
This is half a good movie held hostage to the other, trashier half, and unfortunately for all of us, no rescue seems forthcoming.
Rolling Stone
Slim pickings.
Village Voice
It's Rambo with a split hero -- Morse absorbing punishment and Crowe wreaking vengeance.
Miami Herald
A hostage drama without any tension. It is a love story without any heat. It is as curiously empty a movie as we've seen all year.

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