IN A NUTSHELL:
It’s the presence of Morgan Freeman and Juliette Binoche on the movie poster that will pique your interest in this movie. Fans of Frank Grillo will take notice as well when they find out he’s in this action thriller. The film was written and directed by Anna Gutto as her debut feature.
THINGS I LIKED:
We’ve never seen Juliette Binoche look quite like this before! She’s gritty and tough as a big-rig truck driver. As always, she does a fantastic job.
Juliette Binoche spends most of the movie in her truck with the young actress Hala Finley, who also performs well.
It’s rare to see Frank Grillo NOT be in the middle of all the action in a movie like this.
There’s a sad conversation about why kids who are kidnapped in the sex trade don’t try to run away. I’ve often wondered that myself. Morgan Freeman’s salty character gives us an interesting and heartbreaking answer.
There is some suspense mixed with heartwarming moments.
THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE:
I thought for sure we’d see a beach scene at the end.
The title of the movie was an odd choice.
The movie doesn’t go deep enough.
TIPS FOR PARENTS:
Profanity and many F-bombs (several spoken by a little girl)
We see cigarette burns on a man’s hands and tortured bruises on his chest
A child is kidnapped
Violence with various weapons
You see several people get shot and bloodied
A girl throws up all over herself
We see a young girl in her underwear
The US prison system
Conscience and doing what’s right
Protecting the innocent
You can see the full review on the Movie Review Mom YouTube channel.