Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Jun 16, 2011
    What's missing from Kidnapped is a grander context - or richer subtext - to all the terror.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Jun 15, 2011
    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
    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: Nick Schager
    Jun 12, 2011
    Its scenario and criminals devoid of any representational depth, and without any substantial ideas underlying its carnage, the film ultimately just assumes the sadistically pragmatic POV of its one-dimensional thugs, pitilessly doling out brutality as a practical means to an end.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Jun 12, 2011
    A technically proficient and aggressively unpleasant suspenser about sadistic home invaders.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jun 16, 2011
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Jun 14, 2011
    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.
  8. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Jun 14, 2011
    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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Aug 3, 2013
    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 hadThis 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. Full Review »