Kidnapped Turns out one of the best new shows of 2006 was Kidnapped , the serialized story of a snatched New York City rich kid that… Kidnapped Turns out one of the best new shows of 2006 was Kidnapped , the serialized story of a snatched New York City rich kid that…
DVD Review

Kidnapped (2007)

SAVED BY DVD Denton as the victim in Kidnapped , the prematurely canceled prime-time drama that now gets a second chance on DVD. It would…
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SAVED BY DVD Denton as the victim in Kidnapped, the prematurely canceled prime-time drama that now gets a second chance on DVD. It would be a crime to miss it again, says EW's Tucker
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 24, 2007; DVD Release Date: Apr 24, 2007; With: Jeremy Sisto; Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Turns out one of the best new shows of 2006 was Kidnapped, the serialized story of a snatched New York City rich kid that NBC pulled from its schedule after only five episodes — a crime nearly as heinous as the one in the show. Seeing all 13 episodes on DVD...holy cow, what prime-time viewers missed! Great, gnarly performances by Timothy Hutton and Dana Delany as the wealthy but scrappily tough parents of the victim (Will Denton), and — playing the guys most involved in solving the crime — Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under) and Delroy Lindo as perfect hard-boiled, screwed-up heroes. Plus, they never got to see Giancarlo Esposito as a pitiless internal-affairs cop, or the full flowering of Mykelti Williamson's bodyguard character, or Tom Noonan (Manhunter, Heat) as an eerily quiet, sadistic murderer interrogating Sisto in a most painful manner. Created by Jason Smilovic, who worked on the also underrated Karen Sisco (2003), Kidnapped slithers more insidiously than a rattlesnake; nearly everyone had his or her motives or curses. You think the case is wrapped up in episode 12 — then you watch No. 13. It' s a killer.

Originally posted Apr 16, 2007 Published in issue #931-932 Apr 27, 2007 Order article reprints