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  • Summary: 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. (IFC Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Jun 16, 2011
    75
    What's missing from Kidnapped is a grander context - or richer subtext - to all the terror.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Jun 15, 2011
    70
    The result is a stylishly executed but punishing ultra-realistic thriller that might be classified as family torture porn.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Jun 16, 2011
    60
    My eyes never left the screen and my attention never wandered; in a restricted, technical sense of the term, Kidnapped is a masterpiece. But I make no claims for its moral value or for any cathartic or redemptive qualities.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Jun 12, 2011
    50
    A technically proficient and aggressively unpleasant suspenser about sadistic home invaders.
  5. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Jun 14, 2011
    40
    Some kind of napping for sure: The line between rigor and tedium is crossed in this Madrid-set home-invasion thriller, captured in a dozen or so claustrophobic shots but impoverished as a piece of drama.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Jun 14, 2011
    40
    The long takes and lack of theatrical affect are presumably meant to heighten the realism by dispensing with film - fiction artifice, but in the process, everything that might lure a viewer - the seduction of style and plot or an engagement with characters - is forgotten.
  7. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jun 16, 2011
    40
    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.

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  1. Aug 3, 2013
    1
    This is the same as Irreversible but gone wrong. If the first one was morbid I don't know how to define this one. Irreversible at least had some positive moments that this one lacks everywhere. This kind of things have to be treated with care and they shouldn't be used to cause impact unless necessary. In this movie everything is totally out of place, and this is very dangerous. Expand

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