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TRAPPED

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Trapped

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
99 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/20/02
performer:
Kevin Bacon, Courtney Love, Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Gregory Bennett, Colleen Camp, Dakota Fanning, Pruitt Taylor Vince
director:
Luis Mandoki
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Greg Iles
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

Thank goodness for asthmatic and/or diabetic kids: They’ve emerged as the dominant plot device for any self-respecting child-endangerment thriller. (Signs or Panic Room, anyone?) Still, Trapped manages to transcend its generic title: Bacon, playing a villainous kidnapper with a can’t-miss ransom scheme, once again redeems clunky dialogue with a from-the-gut performance; Theron makes a convincing anguished model — sorry, mom. There’s moderate bang for your buck here: It’s like watching the world’s most sleekly produced Lifetime movie.

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