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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Thriller about child trafficking has violence, language.

Movie R 2014 96 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

So Bad You'll Root For The Bad Guys

Some movies get made solely based upon the cast the producers are able to attach. I guess that's the case here. There are tons of good or even great screenplays that will never see the light of day. That this pile of crap got made is a tragic waste of resources. One of the worst written movies I've ever seen. Nonsensical plot twists. Characters making choices no human would ever make. Philppe and LeFevre proclaim themselves as "not stupid" early on, and then proceed to disprove this to the point that, by the end, you're hoping Cusak just shoots them and puts them out of their misery. Idiotic film. An absolute disgrace. Davies and Gaeta should lose their WGA cards. Alan White must be a moron too. Was any logic ever considered regarding the choices this couple makes?

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

RECLAIM is a totally routine movie that tries to combine a message about trafficked children with a lowbrow thriller about loved ones going missing in a foreign country. This fear has been better handled in better movies; meanwhile, Reclaim requires all of its characters to be completely dumb -- or at least very slow on the draw (even though the main characters reassure themselves that they're smart). For example, a trip to the bank to pick up the ransom money goes laughably wrong as both the good guys and bad guys try to outwit each other, with increasingly idiotic moves.

And then there's the fact that it takes Shannon more than a day to figure out how to escape the kitchen in which she's held hostage. The endless chase scenes are equally uninspired and illogical, but at least Nina is kept mostly safe. Cusack sometimes seems to be having fun playing the bad guy, but other times he just appears to be collecting a paycheck. Supporting cast members Jacki Weaver and Luis Guzman are fun, but they only appear in a couple of scenes each.

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