- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2002 1 Jan
Gerri Pare (Catholic News Service) says, "
"The cast is uniformly decent," says Michael Elliott (Movie Parables), but he adds, "Director Luis Mandoki tries to distract us from the gaping holes in the plot by using hand held camera techniques. He succeeded to a degree. His choice of shaky, off-center camera shots was indeed distracting, but only in a negative sense."
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Holly McClure (Crosswalk) says, "Many parents have a fear about their children being kidnapped, and this movie clearly plays into that fear. If you're a fan of intense thrillers with interesting plot twists and lots of surprise action, you'll appreciate this intense story."
Mainstream critics were not as patient with the film. "The movie is a negligible work of manipulation, an exploitation piece doing its usual worst to guilt-trip parents," says Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly).