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Kidnap is about one mother’s heroic attempt to get back her son who got kidnapped in a park. Karla McCoy is a single mother earning a living as a waitress at a diner, brought her son to a walk in the park one afternoon when her son suddenly disappears after being kidnapped by a couple.

Without a cell phone and had no time to call police, she jumped in her car after she saw the couple in their car taking off with her son and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers. What follows is a relentless chase on the Louisiana freeways and byways which keeps you at the edge of your seat – somewhat.

While Halle Berry portrayed very well the distraught single mom going after the kidnappers that took her son, the movie did not work very well. It did not have the visual style and drama of a car chase drama like Sandra Bullock’s Speed; it switches between low and high speed chases without any rhyme or reason. It should have been an adrenaline-pumping ride.

Kidnap is a low-budget genre movie where they could have skimped on the car chase scenes but not on the screenplay which is horrible; the plot is predictable and the whole movie looks like a movie made for TV. The only saving grace is Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry’s performance which is fierce but even a good performance cannot overcome the lack of good writing to make a movie work.

It stars Halle Berry as single mom Karla McCoy, Sage Correa as son Frankie McCoy, directed by Luis Prieto and written by Knate Lee from Aviron Pictures.

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14 Responses to Kidnap

  1. nancymorris2 says:

    Halle Berry is a very capable actress she should be making movies that make sense, movies that are artsy, this movie is trashy.

  2. donaltaylor says:

    Halle Berry you are an award winning actress, what are you doing girl!!

  3. lovesfoodgal says:

    This would have been better shown on TV like Netflix, not worth the cost of the movie ticket.

  4. Halle Berry is an Oscar award winning actress, what is she doing making this kind of movie. At least make an art movie.

  5. nancymoores says:

    Halle Berry is a very good actress, she should pick the right movie.

  6. lingday93 says:

    This movie should have been better with TV. It is not bad but not for the big screen.

  7. pmorris8 says:

    Halle Berry ca still act but the movie overall is blah!

  8. Disagree with critics saying this is a bad car chase movie, they expect every car chase movie to have Vin Diesle on it.

  9. Era un poco predecible y tenían Halley Berry llevando el traje más ridículo de la película y odias verla jugar esto haré cualquier cosa para proteger a mi hijo pero también tan crédulo que te hace querer vomitar. Fue entretenido

  10. ralphmiren says:

    Movie made for TV.

  11. Il a eu un très bon suspense et m’a gardé au bord de mon siège. Beaucoup de ces commentaires disent que c’est essentiellement un stéréotype. Mais la plupart des mamans n’iraient pas sur une chasse à grande vitesse pendant toute la journée et tueraient trois personnes et battraient la merde des kidnappsers. Je souhaite honnêtement que le film ait une cote plus élevée. La note qu’elle possède n’est pas ce qu’elle mérite.

  12. franksmith5 says:

    Kidnap is a low budget movie with low budget results, it doesn’t have to be writing is so bad and the dialogues are almost so corny.

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