User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
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  1. BillM.
    Aug 26, 2001
    9
    Meg's weak, but god is Crowe great as always. I don't know if there is a better actor working. He saves this movie. Great turns are also given by David Morse, Pamela Reed, and David Caruso. Hackford gives a tense direction. Great cinematography, and music.
  2. Bob
    Mar 15, 2004
    0
    This movie SUCKED. It's overlong, unconvincing, the plotline is weak, and a waste of two hours of my time.
  3. RyanM.
    Jun 21, 2001
    8
    A sly get-the-husband-whoops-ive-already-fallen-for-another-guy flick. But it does it's part.
  4. PatC.
    Dec 19, 2003
    6
    Beautiful location, great stars, lots of action. Romantic situation handled like real people would (or should). Or maybe they knew they'd get bored with each other if they continued. Action-wise, if Jack Lemmon in "Missing" had been Rambo, this would have been the result. But the movie also has a bad smell, a hint of Formula. Not quite sure where it's coming from, but it makes Beautiful location, great stars, lots of action. Romantic situation handled like real people would (or should). Or maybe they knew they'd get bored with each other if they continued. Action-wise, if Jack Lemmon in "Missing" had been Rambo, this would have been the result. But the movie also has a bad smell, a hint of Formula. Not quite sure where it's coming from, but it makes the movie drag. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Jun 13, 2005
    7
    I wasn't impressed or dissapointed. It showed the cruelty of those Guerilla camps. Unfortunately, all the negotating ultimately led up to a hollywood breakout scene. Luckily, that scenes is well done and exciting, and you get to see some well deserved revenge.
  6. Dec 20, 2010
    7
    Guilty pleasure movie. Russell Crowe makes it worth watching, this is Meg Ryan on the cusp of weird cosmetic procedures, before she became cringe-worthy.
  7. Jan 14, 2012
    0
    This movie sucks in every single way, despite the racist message that want to show Colombia as a dangerous country, the plot sucks. Its a waste of time and if u intend to buy, please don't do it!
  8. Aug 23, 2013
    7
    It is one of those been there seen that type of movies, but it was exciting and naturally acted.There was some beautiful landscapes. It isn't memorable, however it is a good see.
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. An ambitious film that aims to examine the human equations behind the abductions. But for all its good intentions, it's not as subtle as it might be, and it's finally pitched too broadly to achieve the level of emotional truth it aims for.
  2. When it's dull, which it is too often for a kidnap caper, this movie is about a woman chirping ''notice anything new about my outfit?'' to a man whose idea of style is a jacket not crusted in human blood.
  3. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    40
    This is half a good movie held hostage to the other, trashier half, and unfortunately for all of us, no rescue seems forthcoming.