Trapped (2002)

A mother is caught in a race against time to save her child in this taut suspense thriller. Dr. Will Jennings (Stuart Townsend) and his wife, Karen (Charlize Theron), find their world has been turned upside down when they're taken… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 20, 2002
DVD Release Date: December 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its plot about child kidnapping and endangerment, Trapped is an exploitative thriller, more queasy than suspenseful.

Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

A sleazy, exploitative thriller that milks its child-in-danger premise for all it's worth.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

The movie is a negligible work of manipulation, an exploitation piece doing its usual worst to guilt-trip parents.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An exploitative and upsetting domestic thriller.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Brisk hack job.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Indifferently implausible popcorn programmer of a movie.

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Michael Dequina

The manner in which this film flies completely off the rails is undoubtedly amusing, but its also disappointing, considering the fair competence of all that came before.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Adapting his novel 24 Hours, first-time screenwriter Greg Iles has neglected to include in his plotting a sense of impending doom, a lack of purpose that isn't helped by the arid filmmaking style of director Luis Mandoki.

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Jan Stuart

Not really bad so much as distasteful: We need kidnapping suspense dramas right now like we need doomsday thrillers.

Rob Gonsalves

I don't mind admitting that the movie, for me, became about Courtney Love. That's the effect she has...

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Well acted, well casted thriller about a kidnapping of a little girl that was carried out more creatively than most. The movie immediately draws you into it and… More
Dean King
Kevin Bacon stars in another tense thriller along side the beautiful Charlize Theron.
Bruce Bruce
Have seen this film more then once. Its a good film but one only needs to see it once/ A very young Dakota Fanning in this one. Kevin Bacon plays the ultimate… More
Leigh Ryan
Thriller of thrillers. Great ride...
Nicki Marie
Decent thriller spoiled by a ridiculous ending. Would have been a lot better without the crashing cars and explosions. The whole cast (with the exception of a… More
Dean McKenna
Good thrilling with the crime of kidnapping.

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