Published on August 4th, 2017 | by Sasha Glenn0
Halle Berry delivers one of her best performances as Karla, a mother in the midst of divorce and working hard to support her son. AT the ends of a long day’s work, dealing with snotty customers and late coworkers, Karla takes her son to the local amusement park.
It is there that her son is taken right before her eyes. Karla grabs onto the kidnapper’s car and stops at nothing to get him back. From that point on the film is pure suspense and thrill as a mother fights to get her son back.
Creative angling and shaking in the motion of the camera on Karla’s face, pulls the audience into her mind as if they can feel the disorientation and chaos of a mind in a moment of utter terror.
The film has a plot that is more interesting than most kidnapping movies because it isn’t as simple as a ransom situation, but a much more sinister crime plot is at the center.
The kidnappers, Terry (Law Temple) and Margo (Chris McGinn), are incredibly creepy in their mannerisms and appearance. Neither one mind killing to achieve their goal, and they bth give off the notorious backwoods psycho vibe.
Adding to this, is a perfectly eerie soundtrack by Frederico Jusid. It matches the moments of anxiety and tension the audience will feel on the edge of their seats.
“Kidnap” take the audience along for a fifty-minute care chase, but somehow doesn’t get stale for a second.
Extremely entertaining and a bit stressful in a good way.
5 out of 5 stars.