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A very touching story

8/10
Author: angelschry2
5 February 2011

This is a very touching story about a very scary issue. Once a kidnapped child is taken out of the US, US government has little control over obtaining the child. I can not imagine the pain this woman felt and the turmoil she went through to try to get her son back. She is a very strong woman to not have just gone into depression or lived in seclusion after this.

I read another review that complained of the story not being solely based on facts but I think that is just someone who did not give permission for his identity to be included in the movie and is now angry a movie was made anyway. It was his own fault he did not get credit. The basic story appears true and 90% of all based on true stories have details that are not exactly true to case.

This is a great movie about having hope and a miracle. I also saw the Beyond the Headlines story. Tiffany Rubin appears to be the ultimate loving mother. Kobe is lucky to have a mom like her.

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It says it's based on facts when it isn't.

1/10
Author: mariondowning-427-469344 from America
6 October 2013

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I read elsewhere and found that this is a melodramatised version of what happened. Also why do actors always look way more attractive than the real people they are portraying? Would people not watch a movie about an already dramatic experience without the addition of fictionalized "close calls" and attractive actors? I would have liked it more if it was "fact based" as they claim in the blurb rather than lies to make money and had the real people acting as themselves. In conclusion, this film is actually not based on facts at all other than the fact her son was kidnapped, she got him back and her ex went to jail.

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A bad Movie with a great end of the movie

4/10
Author: sad-gerl from Saudi Arabia
10 August 2012

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The story of the film was very good

about real story are happening everyday and everywhere

The acting is fine but the movie was slow to make you feel excited and interesting

about what will happen next so for me it was boring  

But i like the part When The mom started planning

for going to Korea , Seoul To save her son

and the mom's acting was beautiful "very emotions"

in My opinion it was a bad movie with a great end of the movie Maybe you will like this movie but I really didn't like the movie because it's boring .

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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Taken from Me: Explosive Drama ***1/2

9/10
Author: edwagreen from United States
30 April 2011

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Taranji Henson and the woman portraying her mother give excellent performances in a true story about a woman's child being kidnapped by the father.

Of course, little is made of the fact that Henson, a look-like for Diana Ross, is a teacher who had a child out of wedlock. How times have changed!

Also missing in the inter-racial angle, not only for the fact that the father is an Asian person, but that Henson's new husband is white. This was refreshing to see in the film.

The film depicts the problems associated with custody and the bureaucratic tape that Rubin faced when the father took the child to Seoul, Korea. Getting the boy back was definitely a harrowing experience. This was one situation where taking the matters into your own hands was certainly more than justified.

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