Movies from Film Forum, 10/03/02Trapped was not shown to the press before it opened. Some reviewers mused about canceled press screenings, guessing that the recent spate of news stories about child abductions made the film's central storyline seem untimely. But now that they've seen it, critics are not saying the film is inappropriate so much as it is implausible.Gerri Pare (Catholic News Service) says, "Trapped is an apt description of how viewers might feel as this kidnapping thriller grows increasingly ridiculous.""The cast is uniformly decent," says Michael Elliott (Movie Parables), but he adds, "Director Luis Mandoki tries to distract us from the gaping holes in the plot by using hand held camera techniques. He succeeded to a degree. His choice of shaky, off-center camera shots was indeed...

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