Review: Kidnap

Halle Berry in Kidnap

Kidnap is nerve-wracking! Its electric pace and edge-of-your-seat suspense doesn’t let up for a minute. Terrified mom Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) chases the people who took her son in a more and more dangerous tale until the final resolution.

Karla and her 7 year old son Frankie (Sage Correa) are having a day in the park, when Frankie vanishes. Karla sees a woman pushing him into a blue car. She jumps into her red mommy van and gives chase. It’s a wild ride full of careening twists and turns as she tries to keep up with the kidnappers.

The kidnappers are ruthless. They are willing to cause traffic accidents, kill cops, even kill Karla to make off with Frankie. Karla won’t give up. Nothing is going to stop her from catching up with her son.

I found myself yelling advice at the screen, trying to help the frightened mom get her son back. I was rooting for her so hard. None of it helped – she didn’t listen. Halle Berry was great as the relentless and determined Karla. She stepped up to the situation and came through with power and flashes of brilliance.

Kidnap takes place in just a few hours from the moments when we meet mother and son on their idyllic day to the moments later that night when the excitement finally resolves.

The kidnappers were played by Chris McGinn and Lew Temple. This film needed a good behind the scenes crew of stunt people and expert drivers, too.

The pace in the trailer is the pace of the entire hour and 35 minutes of this film. Try not to chew off all your fingernails if you watch Kidnap.

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