Torn Apart

Torn Apart

Stuart Alexander (2004)

87min
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Review

Our Score
It's hard to take Tia Carrere seriously in writer/director Stuart Alexander's weakly scripted and badly made TV-movie thriller. Wildly miscast, she's unconvincing on every level, playing a surgeon facing a terrible life-or-death choice when a former patient's deranged relative kidnaps her family. But though the clock's ticking down, the film is tension-free and underwhelming: stuffed with boring shots of Carrere in her car, trying to look anxious, or literally running around the hospital achieving almost nothing. Only a generically dramatic score creates a sense of momentum, becoming increasingly intense in direct contrast to the lacklustre events. The absence of punch continues to the convenient climax, where the feature's lack of realism reaches its peak.

Summary

A doctor is presented with a heart-breaking choice by a mysterious kidnapper who has taken captive her husband and daughter. As the medic tries to get to the bottom of who is responsible, she is asked to choose which of her family members she would rather save. Thriller, starring Tia Carrere, Dale Midkiff and Richard Burgi.

Cast & Crew

Dr Vicki Westin Tia Carrere
Jerry Bender Dale Midkiff
Billy Westin Richard Burgi
Officer Bingham Michael Arata
Scott Horner Zachary Canon
Director Stuart Alexander
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for violence.

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