In Chicago, Neil Randall - family man and executive of an advertisement agency - has a perfect life. He expects to be promoted in his job soon, he has a beautiful and sexy wife, Abby, a lovely daughter, Sophie, and he lives in a wonderful house. When Neil's boss, Karl Granger, invites him to spend the weekend in his country cottage, Abby hires a nanny for Sophie, so Abby can spend the day with her sister, Diane. While driving Abby to meet Diane, a stranger who was hidden on the backseat appears with a gun, and informs them that he has kidnapped Sophie. He introduces himself as Ryan, and states that for twenty-four hours the couple will obey his orders, otherwise he will kill Sophie. By keeping the couple under his total control, he makes it clear that he is a calculating sociopath with nothing to lose, and the intention of destroying Neil's perfect life.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When the Range Rover smashes into the wall in the parking lot, at that speed this would have set off the airbags. Also during the rest of the movie the car doesn't seem damaged, the speed the car went into the wall would have caused visual damage. See more »
While the plot has some interesting aspects, the more you watch, the more ridiculous it gets. The film starts out respectable enough: sleezy add executive and his wife are car-jacked and find out their daughter is a hostage. The rest of the film ( I am writing while watching and have not seen the end) involves their captor playing various mind-games with them with no apparent point. The problem I have is that there are at least 1000 ways these two could have gotten away and notified the authorities. Lousy script, lousy Irish accent (thank you Pierce Brosnan) and sub-par acting from the rest of the cast in general. I suspect it's really the director's fault for even considering to make this film.
19 of 31 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this