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Jaime, Marta and their daughter Isabel, a well-off family, move to a luxurious new house. The parents are going through a rough patch but have decided to give their relationship one last chance. On the first evening in their new home, a group of three hooded men burst into the house. Their objective: To get as much money as possible out of them in one night. -- (C) IFC

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Survival horror has rarely been approached so sparingly and yet, for all there is to admire... the initial sense of potential suspense gives way to the creeping contempt of familiarity."
‑ William Goss,
"While Kidnapped doesn't add anything substantially new to the tradition, Vivas hits his marks with ruthless efficiency."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Suffers from unlikable characters and an overkill in violence and brutality."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"this is the horror of hopelessness and nihilism made thrillingly visceral, without any of the distancing buffers of monsters or the supernatural."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"Vivas, by generally refusing to cut, imbues Kidnapped with more gory details than the average thriller. The narrative cost at which this verisimilitude comes, however, seems a touch too high."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"Starting as a coldly realistic thriller, this film eventually loses its bearings as the director Miguel Ángel Vivas succumbs to a fit of nihilism, transforming "Kidnapped" into gruesome tit-for-tat torture porn."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Gripping but grueling, this Spanish debut feature scores on technical prowess but its nihilistic viciousness is hard to take."
‑ David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"Thoroughly unsettling."
‑ Laura Kern, Film Comment Magazine
"Kidnapped is a middling film, although it does have some impressive elements."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
"More a grim, crafty exercise rather than anything deeper, but it still delivers the desired impact."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"My eyes never left the screen and my attention never wandered; in a restricted, technical sense of the term, "Kidnapped" is a masterpiece."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"Some kind of napping for sure..."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"If you need to challenge your personal threshold for watching realistic human suffering, then look no further than this nihilistic Spanish home invasion thriller."
‑ John Gholson, Cinematical
"Plenty diverting from a stylistic perspective, but the story behind the flair is positively stone-age."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"Kidnapped proves to be the rule and the exception as writer/director Miguel Ángel Vivas has a few tricks up his sleeves on the fringes of the same old ones."
‑ Erik Childress,
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