Film #123: KIDNAPPED (aka SECUESTRADOS)
Kidnapped (aka Secuestrados)
4 out of 5 stars
Wow, a brutal little dip into the deep end of the genre pool. A family enjoys moving into to their new home. The usual friction is seen between mother and daughter, husband and wife. Then. all of that changes as three men smash into the house to rob them. The plot soon turns to one of the robbers taking the husband out to ATMs in an effort to get even more money. While they are gone, all hell breaks loose back at the house. I won’t go any further so that the surprises may stay intact. Suffice it to say, the ending is unbelievably shocking and effective in a way few films are these days. This is clearly a film that would NEVER be made in America as we're too big a class of pussies to make something as bold and visceral as this. This is one of those films in which you're gonna need to put on your "big boy pants" to watch. A total surprise and, even though it takes a little bit to get up a head of steam, this is a film that should not be missed.