Time Out says
For reasons it would be iniquitous to reveal, it’s not quite that simple. The early stages of the film enterprisingly toy with exactly who’s hostage to whom. Director Siri, having worked on video games and French action flick ‘The Nest’, is adept at pumping it up, pushing the star’s emotions to the limit as Willis’s own family are menaced and his room to manoeuvre narrows rapidly. Everything’s cooking quite nicely, until you come to the realisation, not untypical of a kidnap suspenser, that the movie has nowhere left to run. Instead of tight plotting and gritty credibility, it tries to distract us with lamely operatic excess, to dismaying effect. Ah well, fun while it lasted, and Alexandre Desplat’s Herrmann-on-steroids score is richly entertaining in its own right.
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