TRAPPED (2002) Thank goodness for asthmatic and/or diabetic kids: They've emerged as the dominant plot device for any self-respecting child-endangerment thriller. (Signs or Panic Room, anyone?) Still,…
Video Review

TRAPPED (2002)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Dec 24, 2002; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; With: Kevin Bacon, Courtney Love, Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Thank goodness for asthmatic and/or diabetic kids: They've emerged as the dominant plot device for any self-respecting child-endangerment thriller. (Signs or Panic Room, anyone?) Still, Trapped manages to transcend its generic title: Bacon, playing a villainous kidnapper with a can't-miss ransom scheme, once again redeems clunky dialogue with a from-the-gut performance; Theron makes a convincing anguished model -- sorry, mom. There's moderate bang for your buck here: It's like watching the world's most sleekly produced Lifetime movie.

Originally posted Jan 17, 2003 Published in issue #691 Jan 17, 2003 Order article reprints