A single mother ex American FBI agent Lisa Brennan (Angela Dixon) is on vacation in Morocco when, in a horrific, unforeseen moment, her baby daughter is taken by ruthless human traffickers. With no witnesses to the abduction, she decides to take the law into her hands. Pursued at every turn by the local police, with her political connections back home unravelling dark secrets, it would appear that it's not just her daughter's life that is at stake. Trusting no one. she weaves her way through the murky backstreets and barren landscapes in an epic journey to find her daughter against incredible odds.
Shakycam action dud
- Never Let Go review by Alphaville
You’ll soon give up on this over-edited, frenetic tracking of an ex-FBI agent searching for her kidnapped baby in Marrakesh. Lots of local colour and annoying use of slo-mo and overlapping dissolves. Neither situation or characters convince. Plot and dialogue is irrelevant. Fight scenes look ridiculous owing to the modern scourge of shooting too close up with a shaky camera, then over-editing into bite-sized clips.
According to the trailer Howard J. Ford is an ‘acclaimed director’, but if you’ve seen his previous zombie effort The Dead you’ll know what to expect. This one is like a cheap knock-off of a good action movie, like all those unwatchable Italian westerns that followed Leone’s. Truly boring but one star for a British director who at least isn’t bogged down in social realism.