One has to wonder why they wrestled to give something so mediocre and interchangeable a formal theatrical release time after time it was delayed or pushed back even further. "Kidnap" isn't bad, but it's repetitive, and Halle Berry's strength as a distraught mother is too much of a tentpole feature in a film that sags on both sides of being a well-edited thriller and one with competent, interesting villains.
Lean and exciting, but doesn't have the strangeness or unexpected flourishes I hope for. Reviews have focused on the film's "stupidity." And indeed, a movie about a woman single-handedly taking down a child trafficking ring, is stupid. It does have a logic, however: when faced with existential threat, other considerations become tiny. Loose ends pile up, but the film's thrust continues barreling toward true north.