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Rating: 6.1/10 by 255 users

Trapped (2002)

When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.

Directing:
  • Luis Mandoki
  • Kevin Fair
Writing:
  • Greg Iles
  • Greg Iles
Stars:
Release Date: Fri, Sep 20, 2002

Rating: 6.1/10 by 255 users

Alternative Title:
24 ore - IT
Mauvais Piège - FR
Piègés - CA
Acorralada - AQ
Encurralada - BR
Piégés - CA
Lõksus - EE
Atrapada - ES
Ansassa - FI
Pagidevmeni - GR
U zamci - HR
Csapdában - HU
Call - JP
24 godziny - PL
24 Hours - US
24 часа - RU
Trapped - 24 Stunden Angst - DE
У пастці - UA

Country:
Germany
United States of America
Language:
English
Runtime: 01 hour 46 minutes
Budget: $30,000,000
Revenue: $6,916,869

Plot Keyword: ransom, hostage, kidnapping, telephone, psychopath, maniac

Charlize Theron
Karen Jennings
Kevin Bacon
Joe Hickey
Courtney Love
Cheryl Hickey
Stuart Townsend
William "Will" Jennings
Dakota Fanning
Abigail "Abby" Jennings
Colleen Camp
Joan Evans
Steve Rankin
Hank Ferris
Garry Chalk
Agent Chalmers
Jodie Markell
Mary McDill
Matt Koby
Peter McDill
Randi Lynne
Hotel Operator
J.B. Bivens
Gray Davidson

John Chard

Clap Trap. Trapped is directed by Luis Mandoki and written by Greg Iles. It stars Charlize Theron, Kevin Bacon, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Dakota Fanning. Music is by John Ottman and cinematography is by Frederick Elmes. Based on Iles’ book 24 Hours, Trapped aspires to be a potent kidnap thriller, an attempt to use the kidnapping of a young girl as some sort of edge of the seat entertainment, sadly it’s poorly constructed and quite frankly ill advised. A fine cast has assembled for the picture, but nobody distinguishes themselves as they try to make the generic and idiotic material work. On the atmosphere side of the fence things aren’t half bad, there’s a grim and grubby feel to proceedings, but Mandoki consistently ruins each passage of promise with cack-handed convolutions, which when the core plot device is a dumb drug set-up, only makes the feeble efforts of making a twisty thriller even more laughable. The crowning glory of the latter being the finale, which is ludicrous. 2/10 with young Fanning the only one coming out of it with any credit.


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