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'Trapped' [Blu-ray]
(Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon, et al / Blu-ray / R / (2002) 2020 / Mill Creek Entertainment)

Overview: The Jennings' fight for their daughters life after she is kidnapped by an experienced gang of thieves.

Blu-ray Verdict: For me, the performance of Charlize Theron is amazing and incredibly believable here in 'Trapped,' for the terror on her face and the fear of what may happen to her daughter is truly brought to life.

Kevin Bacon is almost equally as good as the sleazy kidnapper with a hidden agenda. Dakota Fanning puts in a really decent performance as the kidnapped child as did Pruitt Taylor Vince as Bacon's mentally challenged accomplice.

Stuart Townsend performs decently too as Theron's husband and Courtney Love is rather good too in her role, considering she is not really an actress, of course.

Essentially though it is Theron and Bacon that dominate this film with towering performances that really cement their reputations as excellent actors.

I found the tension at times unbearable and it really keeps you on the edge of your seat. The ending is bit ludicrous and over the top, but overall on reflection the movie really was entertaining, well acted and tense.

In closing, 'Trapped' features an elaborate chase-ending that comes out of nowhere, with plot-points and character motivations increasingly unclear, but an efficient, well-produced suspense movie nevertheless.

With enough twists to hold interest, the colorful cast is more than fine and the direction is tight despite some queasy, wayward bits that intermingle sex and violence (FYI: too heavy for popcorn material such as this). This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

'Trapped' [Blu-ray] is out April 7th, 2020 via Mill Creek Entertainment.