In a Nutshell: Having your child kidnapped is every parent’s fear. You don’t mess with a mother and her son. (I have 4 sons.)
- “I will never let you go.” – (Karla McCoy) Halle Berry That's the fierce attitude of protection every parent of a young child needs to have.
Things I liked:
- The opening music tells you that you’re in for an intense ride that rips your heart out.
- Halle Berry is as beautiful as always. How is it that she doesn’t age, but I do?
- What a miracle it was to watch the little boy grow up in the opening sequences. My babies grew up way too fast.
- Lots of interesting drone views from above and other different camera angles.
- I was impressed that she spoke nicely about her ex-husband’s new girlfriend for their son's sake. Wow, I don't think I would be that composed.
- She does a lot of things right, but she also makes some dumb mistakes.
- I can’t blame her for not wanting to wait for the police to take care of matters. Good for her for taking action.
- It’s somewhat suspenseful as you wonder what the scumbag abductors are going to do next and what you would do as a parent in that situation.
Things I didn’t like:
- It's just not that good of a movie. Halle Berry is fierce, but the script lets her down.
- The custody battle that begins in the movie is left unresolved.
- SPOILER: That was pretty bold and dumb of the kidnappers since they didn’t know she wouldn’t have a cell phone on her. For all they knew, she could have easily called the cops or anyone for help within seconds.
- Lots of driving around, watching Halle Berry look worried and upset.
- There should have been some kind of informational graphic at the end, telling audiences about how many children are kidnapped each year, and providing a web site for more information on how to keep your kids safe.
Tough lines yelled by an angry mother:
- “You took the wrong kid!” - Karla
- “Hey God, I know I never pray to you unless somebody is sick or dying or in an airplane…” - Karla
Tips for parents:
- Some profanity, including an F-bomb.
- Body count.
- Lots of crashes and destruction.
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