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A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber.

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The divorced Lorraine Burton is an insecure woman that raises her seven year-old son Chad alone and without money. Her ex-husband Gary is a former military that went in court martial and presses Lorraine to take Chad for him. One day, Lorraine stops her car in a gas station after her therapy to buy frozen pizzas for Chad and her. When she returns, the bank robber Roy carjacks them and heads to Tijuana, Mexico with Lorraine and Chad. Along their journey, Lorraine tries to protect Chad from the psychopath Roy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It's her car. Don't tell her what to do with it. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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5 January 2012 (Kuwait)  »

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Jacked  »

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Maria Bello and Tim Griffin also star in NBC's Prime Suspect (2011). See more »

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Near the end of the movie, when Lorraine's character is holding the shotgun on Roy right after the car wreck, she fires the gun once over Roy's head, then pumps the shotgun, but no empty shell is ejected, which is impossible. Worse yet, she delivers another line of dialogue and then pumps the shotgun a second time without having fired it again and, once more, no shell is ejected. Roy would have known the gun was empty. See more »

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Roy: I smell like a fucking candy cane. Thanks.
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Road rage
Written by Robert Neary
Performed by Robert Neary
Courtesy of BMI music
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Decent enough thriller that doesn't break new ground but is still entertaining.
22 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Carjacked is a rather good film if you're in the mood for an easy watch, it's obviously not the greatest film this year but it's far from the worst. The story is quite simple, a woman and her son are Carjacked by a bank robber on the run from the police, the usual kinda stuff ensues, however this film has Maria Bello and Stephen Dorff, two actors who work extremely well together and they save what is usually a boring type of story.

Stephen Dorff is a great actor who is always very nice to watch and he always chooses interesting roles and he is great here by being the charming but also terrifying villain, and Maria Bello is awesome as ever as a woman whose day goes from bad to worse to horrible, she is definitely an actress who is consistent with her greatness.

The positive thing in this movie Is that she fights back , towards the end is a great scene where you can see the anger in her face and she decides to take control of the situation and get payback, it's great to see someone who is a pretty weak and vulnerable character become strong and get payback. This is really just an enjoyable thriller that is easy to watch, has great acting and will not leave you angry at wasted money.

Give it a go. :)


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