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Carjacked (2011)

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A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber.

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Cashier Diner
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Trucker
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The divorced Lorraine Burton is an insecure woman that raises her seven year-old son Chad alone and without money. Her ex-husband Gary is a former military that went in court martial and presses Lorraine to take Chad for him. One day, Lorraine stops her car in a gas station after her therapy to buy frozen pizzas for Chad and her. When she returns, the bank robber Roy carjacks them and heads to Tijuana, Mexico with Lorraine and Chad. Along their journey, Lorraine tries to protect Chad from the psychopath Roy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It's her car. Don't tell her what to do with it. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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5 January 2012 (Kuwait)  »

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Jacked  »

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Maria Bello and Tim Griffin also star in NBC's Prime Suspect (2011). See more »

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When Lorane is trying to find her son she gets several phone numbers to call in the process of finding him but what she dials does not match up with the numbers she is given. See more »

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Roy: I smell like a fucking candy cane. Thanks.
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Road rage
Written by Robert Neary
Performed by Robert Neary
Courtesy of BMI music
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Not as bad as some make out
23 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just before I wrote this review, I looked up Carjacked on IMDb and happened to notice some of the reviews on there. Pretty much all of them gave it 1/10! Now, I'm not going to say that Carjacked is a classic or that it offers anything that you haven't really seen before, but I would stress that it's a lot better than a 1/10.

Single mother Maria Bello stops off for petrol (or 'gas' as they say in America) and gets carjacked by Stephen Dorff, taking her and her son hostage. What follows is basically a 'cat and mouse' sort of situation where she tries to protect her son and/or escape at the same time.

There you have it - nothing new. However, it's still not as bad as a 1/10. All three lead actors play their parts well. Special mention to Stephen Dorff who flits between charming and psychotic quite nicely. Mario Bello does her best to escape, but, as is pointed out at the beginning of the film, has a history of doing the wrong thing at the wrong time, so that kind of excuses some of her subsequent bad decisions she makes throughout the rest of the movie. Even the kid, who is naturally squeaky clean, is actually not totally unlikeable and annoying (like most kids in films).

So, there you have it, nothing new, but nothing bad. Although I probably wouldn't watch it again any time soon, it kept me entertained for an hour and a half.


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