Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Nasty, violent thriller about kidnapped/abused women.

R 2018 97 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Scratching my head

Omar Epps is one of my favourite actors ever since I saw him in “Higher Learning” with Tyra Banks. He was great in the series “House”. I think the script did him a disservice in this movie. He’s a very good actor, but didn’t get to do his magic in this film. I’ve never seen Patton in a movie before but her acting is pretty decent in this film...except that yet again the script called for some amount of nonsensical dialogue and left plot holes that had me scratching my head. One of the things that irked me most is that she left the shotgun in the house after John was shot and told her to take the keys and save herself. Whyyy just whyyy would someone walk away from their only defense - a weapon capable of serious damage - against marauding maniacal killers? I just don’t get it. I have 23 minutes left in this movie but felt compelled to pause and look up the review on it. Hopefully the ending will redeem the film.
age 17+

Makes people look like absolute idiots - but then, perhaps they are.

The movie irritated the hell out of me. Perhaps I am just to old to understand there are no young people on this planet, with sense. Jeeezzzzzzz!!

Movie Details

  • In theaters: April 20, 2018
  • On DVD or streaming: July 16, 2018
  • Cast: Paula Patton, Omar Epps, Roselyn Sanchez
  • Director: Deon Taylor
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Run time: 97 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: violent and disturbing material, language throughout, some drug use and sexual content
  • Last updated: December 2, 2022

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