'The Entitled' [Blu ray]
(Kevin Zegers, Ray Liotta, Victor Garber, et al / Blu ray / NR / 2011 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Overview: Without the security of the job he wants or the future he dreamed of, Paul Dynan (Segers) plans the perfect crime to help his struggling family - extort a fortune from three wealthy men. But the plan doesn't exactly go to plan and once blood is shed and things go horribly wrong, Paul must fight to stay one step ahead of his own twisted game.
Blu ray Verdict: Kevin Zegers, getting a starring role like he truly deserves right now, plays the piece's antihero. Suffering from the downturned economy, this good guy is only looking to protect his family. Albeit in a criminal manner, of course!
Anyway, when he can't get ahead by legitimate means, he enlists two outcasts and masterminds the aforementioned kidnapping. Abducting three wealthy and entitled young adults (Liotta, Garber and McHattie), he expects to extract a million dollar bounty for each from their powerful fathers.
As we progress through the film, we follow the struggles of the victims, the strife of the kidnappers, and the stress of the fathers. Trifold, it is a most thrilling set up to behold and not in the least complicated. It is all surprisingly well acted, even if it isn't always the most believable of scenarios!
'The Entitled' moves along briskly as the night proceeds and escalates into increasing violence and as much as these stars aren't given exceptional material to work with, they accomplish it in spades. However, the film's ending makes no sense to me at all, sorry! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of: