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Billionaire Ransom (2016)

Take Down (original title)
Students at a reforming school for rebellious rich kids take matters into their own hands after the campus is taken hostage by a group of criminals.

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James Herrick
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Billy Speck
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Amy Tilton
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Kyle Hartmann
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Lawrence Close
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Bobby Hartmann
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Frances Herrick
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TAKE DOWN focuses on the reckless sons and daughters of international billionaires, who have been sent by their frustrated parents to an exclusive, tough-love boot camp on a remote island, where they will be taught basic survival skills in the hope it will teach them to take responsibility for their lives. When they are taken hostage and held for a billion dollar ransom by a group of sophisticated kidnappers, the young captives suddenly need every ounce of their brief training to survive. Written by Sasha Gibson

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19 August 2016 (USA)  »

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Two Movies in One
12 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I felt the film didn't know what it wanted to be. It's set up to be a heist film, but it spends the majority of the time detailing the experience of these billionaire kids out in the wild and their journey of enlightenment and becoming better people.

The film does a good job when it's focused on the kids, but then you're pulled out of the story with snippets of the group planning the heist and it feels disjointed. Suddenly, you remember it's a heist/ransom situation and that's almost disappointing. I could easily watch a film about this group of trust fund babies learning what it's like to be free and to want something more than their previous lives.

The dichotomy of the film is its weakness. The two parts would have been great as separate movies. However, it is still very much a watchable film.


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