Kidnap (2017)

A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson (Academy Award winner Halle Berry) when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 4, 2017
DVD Release Date: October 31, 2017
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kidnap strays into poorly scripted exploitation too often to take advantage of its pulpy premise -- or the still-impressive talents of its committed star.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Berry knows how to seize the center spot and hold on tight. In Kidnap, she gets quite an exhausting workout, and so does the audience.

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Glenn Kenny

Kidnap isn't schlock, it's garbage.

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John Hanlon
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A fast-paced and satisfying thriller that works (despite its numerous flaws) because of Halle Berry's strong lead performance.

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James Berardinelli

The only way Kidnap could possibly work is if the viewer isn't paying attention.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"Kidnap" was shot in 2014 and has been sitting on the shelf for two years. Frankly, it should have stayed missing.

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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

Kidnap has no style and no thrill, and so it falls flat.

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Michael Gingold
Time Out

Kidnap may strain plausibility, but it's no more absurd than Taken, and it's a kick to watch Karla, a woman with no particular set of skills, become a capable warrior based on pure maternal ferocity.

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Katie Walsh
Los Angeles Times

For all of Berry's breathless, screechy effort, "Kidnap" doesn't contain any suspense or tension.

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Sesali Bowen

Black women are being called upon to be the savior in stories, and it's about time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Gimly M.
Poorly crafted and pretty predictable, I do wonder how Halle Berry got to making movies like Kidnap. It's not awful, but it's obviously low-budget,… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
Kidnap gets kidnapped... by itself. Alright, not really... but the concept of this film within a review makes it look like it. Stereotypes everywhere I agree,… More