An American man, played by Jim Caviezel, is kidnapped after a friend invites him to Cairo to speak out about recent militant uprisings. His wife heads to the city after hearing the news, determined to get him back.
An outspoken American journalist, Jim Caviezel, is kidnapped by the Iranian regime while giving talks in Cairo, Egypt. He is then taken to the Middle East and put on trial for erroneous charges. His wife, a State Department official, tries to use her influence to get the American government involved so that they get her husband back. But she soon realizes that the American government will not get involved. So, she is forced to go to the Middle East to search for him by herself.Written by
I can't help but laugh at some of these user reviews that call the film low budget. I was in the industry for over ten years as a location scout. This film has at least 40 to 50 locations. That's not cheap. It was obviously filmed in Jordan. Their currency is stronger than the US's. They used hotels, airports, helicopters, etc and had a ton of international actors and actresses. So my estimate is around $15million and that's not low budget.
Now onto the film. I'll keep it short and sweet. It's my favorite film of the year. I was on the edge of my seat from the first scene. There was nothing obvious about it. I adored the cast, specifically the top billed cast (Caviezel, Karvan, Ozsan, Savante), I thought the writing was very smart, and I loved the way it was shot. 10/10 from me.
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