Shattered (aka Butterfly on a Wheel) (2007) (blog)
Category: Shattered Reviews | Posted by: stagewomanjen
Article Date: January 10, 2008 | Publication: blogspot.com | Author: Shesawriter
NETFLIX SYNOPSIS: "When their little girl is abducted by a kidnapper (Pierce Brosnan) with an elaborate scheme, Neil (Gerard Butler) and Abby's (Maria Bello) perfect life is instantly turned upside down. With the clock ticking on their daughter's life, the couple is forced to comply with the whims of a madman. Directed by Mike Barker (A Good Woman, Best Laid Plans), this white-knuckled thriller will have you on the edge of your seat."
MY TAKE: Yes, it kept me guessing. Yes, it kept me on the edge of my seat. And yes, the twist at the end took me completely by surprise. Never would've guessed it in a million years. The way good became bad, and bad good was brilliant. BUT there were some places that tested my suspension of disbelief. Not just tested. Hell, I'd go so far as to say they strained it. Even so, this was a solid thriller with great acting and a tightly wound plot. Gerard Butler and Pierce Brosnan were the icing on the cake.
MY GRADE: B