RANSOM: 9.5

I really enjoyed this movie a lot. It had enough twists in it that you just don't know what's going to happen (and I won't tell you). I think the battle of wits between the businessman and the kidnapper is what really did it for me - it was great; a game of gambling with high stakes and unpredictable results. It was fast moving enough and had enough suspense and surprises in it that I painfully held in the large soda I drank for fear I would miss something.

Dissenting Opinion: Thirtysomething female didn't find it as surprising or suspenseful as I did and gave it more of an 8; she thought the main characters were not too well developed.


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Internet Movie Database Description: Rated: R

Tom Mullen, rich airline owner, is shocked when his son is kidnapped. He is willing to pay the two million dollar ransom, but the drop goes wrong. So Tom turns the ransom money into a bounty on the head of the kidnapper. Stars Mel Gibson and Rene Russo.