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So I'm to blame for watching Carjacked. It's not even like I expect Stephen's movies to be good now. The last twenty have been terrible so I lost expectations back when he made Steal AKA Riders.
Sigh. What can I say about this movie? Okay, it's bad. Which I am sure we all know. It's not as bad as some of Stephen's movies but that's not a compliment seeing how awful some of his movies have been.
There are tons of problems with Carjacked. It's boring, it's predictable, it's slow, it's pathetic and I could go on forever.
Roy (Dorff) carjacks Lorraine (Maria Bella, who I liked before seeing her in this and now I will run from her movies from now on) and her son Chad at a gas station. They spend the first hour of the movie bonding like they are on an inspirational field trip. At one time I expected them to start singing Kumbaya. A movie like this is supposed to be a thriller but it's hard to be on edge when the main character is chatting it up with her kidnapper like they're in Hawaii.
Lorraine never tried to get away until almost the end of the film. The direction was horrible but the character development was shameful. That's what I absolutely could not forgive.
At the beginning, Roy acts like Lorraine's best friend. He even seems compassionate about her ex-husband and the life she's led. Roy even takes to Chad. I mean it's obvious that he cares.Read more ›
While much of the criticism of other reviewers is accurate, I don't think the movie deserves some of the harsh judgemental comments. There were some unexpected (admittedly unlikely or unrealistic) twists that kept the energy going throughout the film. The weirdest thing to me was when Lorraine reached the diner after escaping from Roy and did not ask for help or call 911, but it proved to be a necessary part of the plot.
There were other contrived momments, but hey, this is supposed to be entertainment, not a documentary, and is certainly no more ridiculous than some of the big blockbusters (eg. Titanic). This movie will not win any awards, but I found it to be very entertaining and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys action films (which, less face it, are traditionally riddled with ridiculous dialogue and plot devices).
Good acting, although Mario Bello becomes less convincing as the plot turns unrealistic.
F-bomb, no sex, no nudity.
Watching Carjacked is a strange experience that is disassociated from reality. Lorraine doesn't seem to be very seriously concerned about the safety of her son, engaging in some really strange conversations with her captor. She doesn't appear to be trying to trick or distract Roy, but seems to be generally engaged, as the writers seem to be enamored with displaying their talents for dialog. Lorraine is portrayed as someone who isn't the clearest thinker, as she mistakenly dials 411 instead of 911, when she has a brief opportunity to be alone. Like his mother, Chad doesn't seem to be the brightest kid, and displays little fear as well.
For a supposedly desperate man, Roy is one talkative kidnapper, and seemingly very interested in playing with Lorraine's head. After clearing a police roadblock, there would seem to be better and faster ways for him to get to his destination, but he still sticks with Lorraine and her clunker of a car. Only after Lorraine figures out a way to get her son out of danger, do things turn very nasty, and the film becomes something of a roller coaster. After Lorraine miraculously manages to avoid being incinerated, she sees Roy kidnapping a mother and daughter, and goes into action hero mode for what is one insane and extreme finish.Read more ›
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I got this as a gift for my aunt for Mother's Day. She had a hard time finding it herself.Published 15 months ago by kilroysj
A thrill a minute ! Plenty of twists and turns as this down-on-her-luck single mom takes on a carjacker !Published on August 2, 2014 by JeremyC
I really liked this movie. It kept my interest thru out. I like all the characters. Fast moving and certainly worth the few dollars I spent. I highly recommend this film.Published on June 30, 2014 by telstar62
I think the movie CarJacked is exciting and intense and the Actors Maria Bello & Stephen Dorff are wonderful.I really like this movie because it is full of intense action! Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Tamara
Lorraine (Maria Bello of Prime Suspect) is having a bad year. Her husband, Gary, has left her, filed for divorce and full custody of her son, Chad. Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by Jim Clark