"This movie is really a 3 1/2 star movie but I rounded up. Jessica Alba plays a super model who is two-timing her boyfriend with another man. The other man brings her to a old hotel run by a friend of his and soon she is left alone with just the family but is not able to remember if she is being hurt by them or what they might have done to her. Mishca Barton (of O.C. fame) plays a deaf girl who sorta kinda saves the day. Also the bad guy in the movie is someone you just plain hate. He is creepy and disturbing...the movie wasn't bad...but it wasn't scary and the plot didn't come together at the end. They ending was a little disturbing but the movies puzzle as a whole never fit together right. Jessica Alba makes this movie 100%. She doesn't really do a lot in it except say things like, "why are you doing this?!" or, "Let me go!" but she is fun to watch. This movie is not a great movie but it entertains. I would say you should get it if you are a die-hard Jessica Alba fan but stay away if you don't care for scary movies. It isn't scary, but it might scare younger kids. The movie is not rated but if it were it would be a R movie. They use the F word many times and show many woman's breasts throughout the whole movie. The violence level is nonexistent. This is a good movie if you are a JA fan but I wouldn't recommend it otherwise."
Danno | NY, NY | 04/23/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The DVD box promised me a disturbing psychosexual thriller. Instead, the actual film (which was released direct-to-video in the US) consists of marginally creepy British characters boring Jessica Alba to tears in a secluded English mansion. Alba turns in an indifferent, awkward perfomance and I can't blame her. In fact I felt sorry for the poor girl. If I had trouble staying interested in a film like this for less than 2 hours, I can imagine how tedious it must have been to work on this wreck. It's a dull, pointless yawner."
Jessica Alba is Paranoid
B. Ayers | 05/22/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you are buying this for Jessica Alba nudity, don't. The story line is good and the acting is above average. However, this movie is nothing special."
Decent Film, Could Have Been Better Though
Siklootd | Santa Fe, NM | 11/23/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Going into this film, I had high expectations. The information on the box make the movie seem a lot more "intense" than it turns out to be. The film is about a supermodel (Jessica Alba) who is cheating on her boyfriend. She goes with her new love interest to his home which happens to be located hundred of miles away from her place of residence, and is also rather isolated from others. She is drugged and held hostage for several days by the now cruel and abusive man she thought she loved. This sounds interesting doesn't it? However the film contains too many gaps of almost nothing being done on screen in between the actual scenes that contain anything that could be considered as action. There are scenes that fill you with suspense, however these scenes rarely occur and are too far apart from each other. This often results in unnecessary dialogue that has nothing to do with the story in anyway, instead it simply distract from the suspense that could have been occurring in its place. The film does pick up, and the ending is rather good. Overall it is a decent film, however don't expect too much out of it."
HUGE potential wasted...
H. Jonathan Lawson | St. Louis, MO USA | 09/06/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie could actually have been really good if someone had bothered to edit it. The acting is great, especially by Iain Glen, who plays the villain with a sort of perverse glee. Jeanne Tripplehorn is awesome as a pathetic accomplice. It was cool to see Ewen Bremner playing a voyeuristic dweeb, and Jessica Alba, gorgeous as ever, gives one of her better performances. Portions of the script were quite brilliant and funny. The photography was often beautiful and creepy. But the scenes go on interminably, and there is a lot of dead space in the dialogue, like they just let the camera run. There's not enough actual action to sustain the viewer's attention, and sadly, not enough eroticism, either. It's unbelievable that a movie featuring Jessica Alba handcuffed to a bed for two days could be so boring and unsexy. I actually contemplated suicide while watching this movie. If they shaved off a half hour and added some actual sex and violence, it would have been awesome."