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  • Summary: In order to save his kidnapped daughter, a noted adolescent psychiatrist (Douglas) must retrieve a critical piece of information from a troubled patient (Murphy).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 32
  2. Negative: 14 out of 32
  1. Fleder's forgettable thriller has a convincing edge, and Douglas remains unchallenged as Hollywood's most tremulous and disquieting dad-under-pressure.
  2. Murphy's screentime takes a back seat to Douglas', of course, but from that back seat she makes a very big noise.
  3. I left the film wondering where at the Bellevue-like psychiatric facility that schizophrenic teenager obtained such a becoming brick-red lipstick.
  4. 40
    The oh-so-convenient convergence of plot threads at the climax make the film feel that much more run-of-the-mill.
  5. A miler trying to run a marathon, a fair middleweight idea trying to deliver heavyweight thrills.
  6. This all-day sucker put me to sleep -- though it's possible I retreated out of self-defense.
  7. The movie isn't exactly providing entertaining escape. In fact, the only escape on your mind is going to be the exit door.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Mar 2, 2012
    The acting is good buy everybody involved but overall the movie is is just average. The story is just like every other thriller and goes through all the same steps like every other thriller. The movie is rated R but really didn't need to be so you wont be missing anything if you just catch this on TV. Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2010
    I was really expecting a thriller having to do with Brittany Murphy being insane, but it just becomes an old man solving being a hero. Not in the Sean Connery or Harrison Ford kind of way either. Expand

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