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Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards. But the family fights back - brutally.
Guess who's coming to dinner? Did you guess, masked home invaders? Yeah, this is going to be one super fucked up night.
Real tension. Real terror. Real dread. Real fear. Real chest burning uncomfortableness. Really hard to watch. Maybe, even harder to look away? Fuck! Director, Miguel Ángel Vivas doesn't fuckin' play. He comes out swinging, and he scores a technical knockout. The camera brings you the terror, one long extended shot at a time. This fella, doesn't like to yell, cut. Think Birdman, but the Birdman of the home invasion genre.
There's a mom, dad, daughter, and tres baddies. Of course, there's a smartish baddie, psycho baddie, and somewhat morally conscious baddie. That's your typical formula, and that's ok.…
Maximally Traumatic. Kidnapped is a movie where you know and care for the characters and do not want to see anything bad happen to them. Bad things happen to them. Bad things happen all over this movie. Things you don't want to happen happen. The cameras follow the character movements through space and time, controlling what we see and don't see, what we hear and don't hear. Most shots are up-close or mid-range, so the audience is constantly aware of what might be outside the visible frame, sometimes audible, sometimes not. This is a home invasion movie, a kidnapping thriller, pushed to its absolute limit. Kidnapped is out to seize you by the hair and make you look, and even…
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This is a brutal Spanish home invasion flick that doesn't mess about for too long setting the scene, we see a well off family comprising of the father, mother and 18 year old daughter move into a new home, on their first night they are still busy unpacking when 3 masked men break in, at first it seem like a simple robbery as the men efficiently go about trying to get as much money as they can from the family but events eventually descend into violence as the sadistic invaders start wielding their power.
From the horrific opening scene of a bound and bloodied man trying to escape from something the sense of dread is never…
Also known as SECUESTRADOS, KIDNAPPED tells the story of a family of three who have just moved into a gorgeous and lavish home in Madrid, Spain. After setting up a celebratory dinner for themselves, the house gets invaded by some uninvited guests. An Eastern-European trio of hooded thieves break into the huge home and take the father, wife and daughter hostage. The mother and daughter are held captive in the house, while the leader of the thieves brings the father to a bank, in order to empty all their credit cards and pay the thieves in full. KIDNAPPED left me with an absolutely bleak feeling that very few films have successfully conjured within me (e.g. other films like SNOWTOWN, ANGST,…
Hello my letterboxd followers i literally just want to feel fear/"disturbed" and you have no idea how excited I got when I found out about this movie and saw so many different people being like ahh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so traumatizing the scariest movie I've ever seen and i wish i could be one of those people because i just want to be scared i just want a movie to scare me i will continue to be endlessly fascinated by disturbing cinema until i find a movie that shocks me and that quest hasn't been going good so far :-(
Really cool ending
Ok, I really wasn't prepared for this. At all.
This is brutal film which is its strenght and its weakness. It is a home invasion film, which is, due to its latest Hollywood treatments, hasn't really been a particular favourite niche in cinema for me. They are either too silly or completely void of suspense, but practically always resulting in disappointment.
Leave it to the Spanish to mess it up completely. In a good way.
This has mainly to do with director Vivas. He instills this film with a visual flair that betrays a healthy dose of talent. He opens his bag of tricks, dispersing clever long takes and a deft use of split screen. This isn't just for show,…
Yeah so I sat throught that.
I see the same director has made the inevitable Inside remake I knew was coming. I couldn't be less pleased. That film actually means a lot to me ridiculously.
This one was a little too mean for me, but you have to love the craft on display. Great use of long takes and split-screen. Unrelenting.
Unnecessary violent and brutal. Definitly not for the highly sensitive and definitly not for me.
Still really impressed with this movie. It is really a good Spanish thriller
A family of three move into a new home. Fresh start. Fresh new life. But a dark cloud looms over the house, it's just begging to be robbed. Well, that's what happens. Three masked men break in, so unexpectedly that it actually made me jump. Not because it was a horror element, but how realistic it was. They didn't hold back, they just went for it. Right then and there you knew these guys were unpredictable. They demand money and the leader takes the husband on a joy ride through the city night, stopping at ATM's to deposit money while the other two watch the mother and daughter at the house. But of course, like how all movies like this…
I'm upset now
Summer of the Beast film #43:
Boring, try-hard garbage. Watch Funny Games instead.
This movie was sick. It made me nauseous. The ending really put me off. That ending was glorifying how violent it could be. I'm not some violent film shunning snob or anything - but this was too much. It was cruel violence. Very very cruel. Sickening.
Other than that it was a very solid, intense, terrifying home invasion thriller. You should never bring your coked up friend to do something like this. You should only bring your coked up friend out to score coke. The acting was great by the entire cast. I appreciated how the film used duel screen at times - it was creative and added a lot of tension.
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