Taken in Broad Daylight


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James Van Der Beek as Tony Zappa
Sara Canning as Anne Sluti
LeVar Burton as Mike Timbrook
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Kristen Cerone 8 / 10

Taken in Broad Daylight

I feel that Taken in Broad Daylight was a well-put together crime film. From the beginning, I was drawn in by the immediate trauma that was the kidnapping of Anne Sluti. I wanted to know what would happen next and more importantly, why Tony Zappa took her in the first place. There was a constant mystery throughout the whole film of whether or not she would be saved and see her family again. This kept wondering and interested in what would happen in the next scene. Furthermore, the constant fearful emotions were very relevant for the audience because these types of feelings are what anyone would feel if they were in the position of Anne Sluti. Also, the movie allowed me to use my psychological mind to dissect the actions of the perpetrator and try to determine why he committed his crime. Gary Yates did a great job of putting together a film that would thoroughly expose our fears of violent crime such as kidnapping and allowing the viewers to put themselves in the position of the main characters and truly feel the agony that they were feeling.

Reviewed by dbborroughs 4 / 10

Even though its a true story it feel like I've seen this several times before

TV movie about a girl who is kidnapped in broad daylight who manipulates her capture until she can get away. Another based on a true story tale that follows both the girl and her captor and the investigation into her disappearance. Adequately made with good performances, the film suffers in that it doesn't really strive to be much more than it is. It's a TV movie of the week and nothing more. The result is it plays like any number of similar movies even though at times it spins a tale that isn't run of the mill. This could have been so much better had the producers not used the "TV Formula Machine" on the story and let the stories own power speak for itself, I mean isn't that what drew them to the story in the first place? In all honesty unless you've seen very few movies odds are you've seen better.

Reviewed by Woodyanders ([email protected]) 8 / 10

Involving made-for-TV thriller

Clever and resourceful 17-year-old teenager Anne Sluti (a fine and appealing performance by the attractive Sara Canning) gets kidnapped by the unstable and dangerous Tony Zappa (well played with frightening intensity by James Van Der Beek). Anne uses her considerable smarts to manipulate her captor into keeping her alive throughout her harrowing six day ordeal. Director Gary Yates, working from a compact script by Charlene Blaine and Kim Delgado, relates the gripping story at a steady pace, wisely avoids lurid sensationalism, and grounds the narrative in a believable everyday world. Anne's bold game of wits with her captor creates a substantial amount of drama and tension (the climax with Anne and Tony holed up in a house surrounded by a SWAT team in particular is quite taut and suspenseful). The sound acting rates as another definite plus: Levar Burton as the compassionate Detective Mike Timbrook, Diana Reis and Tom Anniko as Anne's worried parents, Brian Edward Roach as Anne's equally concerned brother Tom, and Alexandra Castillo as determined FBI agent Reynolds. Brenton Spencer's crisp cinematography makes galvanizing use of a constantly moving camera. Jeff Toyne's spare moody score likewise does the trick. A worthwhile telefilm.

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