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.
Theron's first movie release after her three-year relationship with Third Eye Blind's lead singer Stephan Jenkins. Jenkins has gone on to make millions of dollars writing songs about their failed relationship. See more »
We see snow or rain in the headlights of Karen and Joe's Jeep as they drive out into the woods to drop off the daughter's medicine, but not in the lights of the truck that Marvin is driving on the same road. See more »
Abby, are you all right?
Yeah, I was just looking at crabs!
Daddy, don't worry about me so much!
Yeah daddy, don't worry so much. We'll be fine!
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Average. The movie is full of clichés and most of all, the ending is totally unrealistic and overblown.
Otherwise, if they had stuck to the basic plot, this could have been a nice little thriller, especially because on average, the acting was pretty good (especially Charlize Theron and Kevin Bacon). As usual, for some reason Hollywood producers (or Directors) feel it necessary to cram movies with tons of unnecessary subplots most of the time, as well as add minutes of ridiculous 'action scenes' which usually make the films look unreal and unbelievable to the audience. Do they really think the average moviegoer is a moron? In this case, the ending definitely ruined what could have been a good thriller...
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