Goldie Hawn’s return to the big screen after fifteen years away is a total disappointment, a frustrating film about a mother and daughter kidnapped while on holiday in Ecuador. Director Jonathan Levine squanders any pre-release promise with paper thin characterization and an awkward lack of genuine laughs, completely wasting a great cast led by current It Girl Amy Schumer. Law & Order: SVU’s Christopher Meloni is a scene stealer and the interplay between Ike Barinholtz and Bashir Salahuddin is great, but Hawn deserves so much better than the material here. With Snatched Levine’s excellent run of emotional comedies – The Wackness, 50/50, Warm Bodies and The Night Before – comes to an entirely dull end.


2 Stars


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