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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Trapped does have a fine ensemble of actors and, except for what may be the most outrageously idiotic and improbable ending in a few years, is not that bad a movie. show more

  • 63
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    A tightly drawn, propulsive thriller with some pleasingly unexpected kinks in the tale and a couple of believable performances from Charlize Theron and Kevin Bacon in the leads. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Splashes its drama all over the screen, subjecting its audience and characters to action that feels not only manufactured, but also so false you can see the filmmakers' puppet strings. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Bacon makes an appropriately detestable villain; unfortunately, he's the most interesting character here. As for Love, well, this puts her one career rung closer to ''Hollywood Squares.'' show more

  • 38
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    There is no pleasure in watching a child suffer. Just embarrassment and a vague sense of shame. Watching Trapped simply makes us feel guilty. show more

  • 50
    Rick Kisonak Film Threat

    The first half of Luis (Angel Eyes) Mandoki's new thriller is as whiteknuckle, nerve-wracking as they come. The second is such a mishmash of overblown action and gaping plotholes, it's hard to believe it's the work of the same director. show more

  • 42
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The most frightening sight, though, is that of Theron and Bacon, good actors trapped in the muck of making a living. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    A pretty skillfully handled domestic thriller about a criminal activity that, while always upsetting, is especially noxious now due to the too many recent tragic and highly publicized instances of it. show more

  • 50
    Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly

    Mandoki's a pro, but a juiceless one, with only enough energy to reach the finish line, which becomes the viewer's goal as well. show more

  • 50
    Dennis Lim Village Voice

    Luis Mandoki's brisk hack job pushes no more buttons than Connie Chung Tonight -- though, for better or worse, it's perverse enough to stage the traumatic event as a spouse swap. show more

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