Movie Review: Kidnap


Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download in the action packed thriller Kidnap. 

Kidnap stars Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn and Lew Temple.

Karla Dyson (Berry) is a single mother working as a waitress. She has a six year old son named Frankie (Correa). She is currently in a custody battle with her ex-husband over the primary custody of Frankie. Her ex is well off and remarried to a pediatrician where as Karla works long, hard hours as a waitress.

One afternoon a rather frazzled Karla takes Frankie to a local park where they are hosting an event with rides and shows. She just got off working a long shift at work, and she’s upset by a phone call from her lawyer about her ex and his custody plans.

For just one moment Karla turns her back on Frankie. When she turns around again he is gone.

As would any parent, Karla frantically searches around the park looking for him. Then she spots him in the parking lot being taken by a women.

Without hesitation Karla jumps into her car and goes in hot pursuit of the kidnappers. What follows is a high speed chase across highways and back roads, causing car accidents, hit-and-runs and more.

No matter what, Karla will NOT give up her son and she vows to follow the kidnappers no matter what it takes, even breaking the law.

Will Karla finally be able to retrieve her son before it’s too late? To find out you need to pick up or download Kidnap. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

I have to say, there is A LOT of high speed car chasing and accidents in this film – kind of like something straight out of the Fast and the Furious franchise. OK… maybe not the same level, but you get the idea. Even better, she does all of this racing around in a mini van!

There are actually very few characters in this film – yet it’s compelling enough to keep your attention and interest from start to finish.

Sage Correa is super adorable.

As a parent I know that there is no limit to what I’d do to protect my children. What Karla experiences in this film is a bit “over the top,” but I guess that is necessary to make the film interesting.

The film is good. I enjoyed it. Even my husband (who was a bit reluctant to watch it – he thought it was a “chick flick”) liked it.

There is a bonus feature of the behind the scenes in the making of this film. Normally I watch the bonus features, but this time around I didn’t have a chance to. I’ll watch it the next time I get a chance.

Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment. Please remember that it’s now available for home viewing (this is the theatrical trailer).



*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and “mini zoo” consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher’s assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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