It’s Christmas Eve. Angela (Rachel Nichols, The Woods, The Amityville Horror) is the last person to leave work. Her car is in a dark parking garage and will not start. Insecure and lonely security guard Thomas (Wes Bentley, Ghost Rider, Soul Survivors) offers to have dinner with her, and when he is refused, he kidnaps her and locks her in the garage. From there she struggles to escape.
I wasn’t expecting much from this movie, as I remembered not being interested in it when it came out. It did surprise me how violent and bloody some of the scenes were and Bentley, who seems to have really found his niche in playing the weird guy character, really steps beyond that to a psychopathic level and he pulls off the character nicely. I think what made this movie hard to like was that they made Thomas too likeable and Angela not likable enough. For this sort of film to work you have to really feel bad for the victim and cheer for her to kill or escape from the villain--that’s really not the case here. You end up feeling sorry for Thomas at times, particularly in the end. This movie has a couple good moments here and there but I can’t really give this a high recommendation.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6