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Robert Louis Stevensons's: Kidnapped
Robert Louis Stevensons's Kidnapped
Actor: Gregor Fisher; Iain Glen; Paul McGann; Adrian Dunbar; James Anthony Pearson; Kirstin Coulter Smith
Director: Brendan Maher
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
UR     2005     2hr 30min

Treachery. Romance. Rebellion. A classic adventure story for all ages. Robert Louis Stevenson's coming-of-age adventure is back--and breathtaking--in this widely heralded Masterpiece Theatre presentation bursting with sco...  more »


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Actor: Gregor Fisher; Iain Glen; Paul McGann; Adrian Dunbar; James Anthony Pearson; Kirstin Coulter Smith
Director: Brendan Maher
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Period Piece, Drama
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/06/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Denise H. from WEIRSDALE, FL
Reviewed on 9/19/2010...
This was a good made-for-TV version of the book "Kidnapped", but not the best version, nor was it completely faithful to the book. Some characters were omitted and others added; if you expected this to follow the book it would be somewhat confusing and disappointing.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Meagan P. from RICHLAND, WA
Reviewed on 3/10/2009...
I have to say, I liked this movie. A friend of mine is a big fan of Kidnapped and although I'm not as a big a fan as her I still enjoyed it.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Aimee M. (AimeeM)
Reviewed on 11/29/2007...
This is THE BEST version of Kidnapped I have seen! I absolutely LOVE this film.

It is true it doesn't follow the book word for word, but the characters are the way Robert Louis Stevenson wanted them to be. The dialog is rich, the acting grand, and the cinematography is fantastic... even if it wasn't filmed in Scotland.

1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Shim F.
Reviewed on 11/22/2007...
This is a very long MOVIE!!!!
But it good but it very long.
IF you like scottish music and watching people run.
This is the movie for you.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Great fun on PBS(I'm still in shock : )
K. Vaske | 11/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, okay. I admit it. I have never read Kidnapped. Thats probably why I enjoyed this so much. I thought the cast was fantastic, the locations were great, and the direction wasn't half bad. I did read the reviews and they are probably right, but since I didn't read Steven's book I wasn't bothered by anything left out or messed up(Obviously). So in conclusion if you want a good fun film from PBS buy this. IF you are a fan of the book you should probably burn this thing(Judging on the other reviews), or, like me, you could enjoy a good old adventure tale...."
The face says it all.
M. A. Treu | Bordentown, NJ USA | 01/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

The first adult novel I read was "Kidnapped," when I received it for my 9th birthday. I had a tough time with many of the words, but no one would help me; they would always say: "Look it up. That's how you learn."

Well, I did learn to love Stevenson's work and similar adventure tales; but, the reason I gave this adapted version of Stevenson's work four stars is the acting. I withhold one star for the deep changes to the original story that have already discussed here by other reviewers.

The entire cast did an excellent job, but the work of Iain Glen, and especially of James Anthony Pearson, is something to write home about.

Pearson's facial expressions alone are worth the price of admission, or, more accurately, the price of the DVD.

Take a look at the brief flash of realization on this young actors face, when he tells the weaver that he thought she was a witch, and then he realizes that it was the wrong thing to say.

Better still, watch Pearson/Davie's face in the background as Alan Breck and James-of-the-Glen have a heated discussion, which ends when James's daughter asks Pearson/Davie if he likes smelling like a goat.

This young Pearson, has that special acting talent which allows him to manipulate his face so that it speaks volumes, without a word being said. One is reminded of the remarkable eyebrows of Jack Nicholson and Christian Slater, among other great actors.
Great film
Angela Mcclelland | Dayton, NV United States | 06/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have not read the book "Kidnapped" so I don't know if this movie keeps to the story line. But even if it doesn't this is a great adventure movie. It keeps your interest, it's decent, no bad language, no nudity, or sexual content (that's one in a million).
The actors all do a great job in the roles they play. Especially Iain Glenn, who plays the proud scottsman who loves his blue coat, who also played Mr. Preston in "Wives and Daughters.""