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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
Solid but dull, 17 October 2006
Author: moysant from Australia
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
The team hunts down a child kidnapper who isn't playing games or
providing leads and the cops are getting nowhere fast. There's some
'touching' background business about the divorced mum and dad, that
really is just padding. It's an episode where Gideon is more erratic
than usual which provides a bit of oomph, but most of the other scenes
are just filler that don't move the plot along much. There are the
usual actors 'talking to camera' to give us (the audience) vital
statistics about child survival rates after the first 24 hours, etc,
etc, which are just jarring (I feel like I'm in a lecture). In other
words it is slow. And it is unbelievable that the cops search the
hideout and don't find the girl the first time, or that Gideon picks
such a dramatic way to get into the house (seems a bit over the top).
And Elle's unemotional persona is beginning to bug me.
7 out of 13 people found the following review useful:
Annoying Parents District From Crime Story, 12 January 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States
A snotty 11-year-old girl, arguing with her mother the soccer coach, is
told to take out her hostilities with a few laps around the park.
Before she begins, she cellphones her recently- divorced, leaving a
message that she wants to stay with him. Moments later a stranger comes
by and says he's looking for his lost dog. The next we know, we the
girl in the back seat of an SUV trying to get someone's attention as
she is being driven off.
The BAU is called to the area - Wilmington, Delaware - to handle the kidnapping. They know from past child abductions that all of these kids were killed by the 24-hour mark. It is now 21 hours so they assume they have three hours at most to find this kid.
The episode is "fair." My complaint would be that there was a little too much soap opera stuff in here regarding the kid's parents (the mother having problems with the girl; the father battling cancer; the two just divorced; the father hot-tempered, the woman still bitter. etc.) This program, like CSI, is better when they concentrate more on the crime and not all the personal issues.
0 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Your Eyes Are Glued To The Screen!, 25 May 2009
Author: maryamsarah from United Kingdom
I Think That This Is Truelly One Of The Best Episodes , Its Different
And The Profiling Is Yet Again Amazing Its Something Our Kids Should
Learn To Watch Rather Than Some Good For Nothing Cartoons. Gives You
The Actors Act Out Their Parts Greatly , Especially Dr Spencer Reid the Obvious Cute One. They All Act Incredibly rehearsed And Fit into Their Character Very Well . You Can See That The Screen writer Has Gotten Very Useful information And Added It Very Carefully Into Episode. Instead Of Havng Normol Boring Killing Episodes On And On , Shows Such As CSI. Criminal Minds Is A Show That Will Hopefully Go A Long Way , With Me Onboard!!
3 out of 20 people found the following review useful:
Not unique or impressive, 21 October 2006
Author: hppg from Australia
This was the second-and-a-half episode of "Criminal Minds" I watched. I
honestly find it brings nothing new to the crime-show genre, which has
been done to death. In this episode the team searches for a missing
girl, apparently abducted from her local park during a soccer game. As
her parents are divorced, some sort of familial kidnapping is at first
suspected, but it becomes clear very early on that this is not the
case. I found this episode could be anything you would see on "SVU" or
"Without a Trace", except even more boring. There is something about
the cast and the way episodes are shot that don't make them engaging.
(Also, I find it annoying how all these shows are about different parts
of local police/FBI yet they all seem to work on exactly the same sorts
of cases. I know it's not really related to this episode, it just
The end of this episode is, similar to previous episodes, once again quite easily visible from far off. Even getting to the ending is not very interesting. I liked the scene at the beginning between the girl and her mother, before she went missing. But this show just doesn't draw me in.
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