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Kidnap (2017)

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A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.

Director:

Luis Prieto

Writer:

Knate Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Karla Dyson
Sage Correa ... Frankie
Chris McGinn ... Margo
Lew Temple ... Terry
Jason George ... David (as Jason Winston George)
Christopher Berry ... Bearded Man
Arron Shiver ... Bill (as Aaron Shiver)
Kurtis Bedford Kurtis Bedford ... Del
Carmella Riley ... Stephanie
Brice Fisher ... Tyler
Jennie Ventriss Jennie Ventriss ... Grandma
Timothy Fannon ... Dad
Andy Wagner ... Dean
Malea Rose ... Claire
Jill E. Alexander ... Nancy (as Jill Alexander)
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Storyline

In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. You never think it will happen to you. Until it does. Alone and scared, Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) is unwilling to leave the fate of her son's life in someone else's hands. When she catches a glimpse of the abductors speeding away, she decides to fight back. In a heart pounding race against time, Karla begins a high speed pursuit and will stop at nothing to save her son's life. Written by https://teaser-trailer.com

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Vengeance is a Mother See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desaparecido See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,016,323, 6 August 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,718,107

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,836,080
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Kidnap was originally produced by Relativity Media, but was sold when they filed for bankruptcy. See more »

Goofs

A 911 call is placed from a landline cordless phone, the phone number is associated with an stationary address. They know where the house is based on this phone number, the house doesn't move. The cordless phone has a range of maybe 50 ft. But the 911 dispatcher states, we will triangulate on your location, despite Halle knows the address where shes at. They only need to triangulate on cell phones which are mobile, using 3 cell towers to find their location. See more »

Quotes

Karla Dyson: Marco...
Frankie Dyson: Polo.
Karla Dyson: Marco...
Frankie Dyson: [running off] Polo...
Karla Dyson: Marco... Marco... Frankie=
Karla Dyson: [Karla notices Frankie's toy on a park bench] Frank! Are you hiding, Frankie?
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Crazy Credits

Photos of Halle Berry and Sage Correa at the park are shown during the first half of the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray and DVD release is 14 minutes shorter than the theatrical and VOD release. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Kidnap (2017) See more »

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Gumbo Mambo
Written by Federico Jusid
Performed by Adrian Foulkes, Santiago Rapallo & David Herrington
Published by Metronome MP
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Awesome Thrill Ride!
19 May 2017 | by david6995See all my reviews

First off, let me just say that I can rarely be bothered to write reviews on here. The only reason I decided to was due to: 1) lack of reviews, and most importantly 2) the very few reviews that have been posted here are so incomprehensively negative that the only explanation I can come up with was that they had to be shills (which is surprising to me, as most 'shills' on IMDb are only here to artificially increase a film's positive reviews).

That being said, I found these these first two negative reviews utterly baffling. Now I'm no expert film critic, but movies are my number one passion in life. As such, I've seen so many that I've literally arrived to the point where I'm thoroughly jaded...so much so that most everything that I've seen usually leaves me both bored and uninterested, or at best, mildly amused. Now that I've had my mini-rant, I'll continue on with my review.

As the title of the film implies, the story is as basic as it gets: a mother's son gets kidnapped, and said mother stops at nothing to get him back. From that simple premise (which has been rehashed millions of times), I began watching this with the expectation that I'll be seeing one cliché after another, with gratuitous violence and over-blown CGI and/or cheesy effects mixed in for good measure. I can honestly say that not only were those expectations overturned, but for the first time that I can remember, I was literally sat on the edge of my seat and kept in suspense throughout. That statement may sound generic and trite, but coming from a jaded cinephile, it becomes a huge compliment.

I never lost interest for a second, and the sheer intensity and suspense that I felt throughout 'Kidnap' got to the level where I was actively looking to see how many more minutes was left before it ended…not because I was bored and wanted to know how much more tedium I had to suffer, but so that I could tell how much more hell the protagonist (and by extension, I) had to go through before all the nail-biting suspense could finally come to an end.

It was a taught cat-and-mouse thriller expertly choreographed, and Halle Berry's acting was sublime! In fact, I was initially so put-off by the film's synopsis, I would have passed this over in an instant had it not been for the fact that Ms Berry was in it! The acting, cinematography and stunt-work were masterfully crafted in such a way so as to get you emotionally invested throughout. I think that is why this film engendered such a visceral reaction whilst watching it. If you cannot relate to nor care about the characters, the film you're watching falls flat, and you consequently lose interest very quickly. Not so with 'Kidnap'. The relatability of Berry's character, plus the superb job she did with this role, puts you right in the car seat next to her.

If you are like me, and suffer from the ennui that inevitably comes from having seen almost every movie ever made, and are looking for the proverbial 'white knuckle ride' and adrenaline rush, then I cannot recommend 'Kidnap' strongly enough. In fact, I wouldn't be exaggerating to say that this is on my top 4 list of films I've seen this year thus far!

So in a way, I give thanks to the two negative reviewers. Had it not been for them, I wouldn't have even bothered writing this review!


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