A Secret Service Agent is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract information for their plot against the President of the United States.
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When Jeremy reaches through the tube to the interior of the car, he pulls back his hand with two knuckles scraped raw and a cigarette lighter burn on his hand. The knuckle wounds remain but the cigarette lighter burn disappears within seconds. See more »
Jeremy, I'm so scared.
I know, I know. I'm going to get you out of there. I'm going to get you out in one piece. I promise you. You believe me?
Listen, there's something I want to tell you. Something I've been meaning to tell you for a long time. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. For anything I did with Morgan, for not being trusting and for letting you down, honey. I'm sorry.
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This distinguishable idea was used before and that is why the wow! effect is smaller; the backgrounds are different, but there are lots of similar features: mobile phone calls, hope vs. despair via events outside, new sudden twists, the fate of the leading character etc. However, Stephen Dorff is stronger and more versatile actor than Ryan Reynolds.
I have heard that many did not like the ending scenes - but I did not mind; in my opinion, it would have been more shallow if the pre-ending scenes had taken the form of the final solution. However, it remained unclear to me who was involved with whom etc.
A catchy thriller if you like movies with solo performances in a limited space.
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