Held

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, 42% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's got some some obvious and pedantic ideas about gender roles and relationships, but it's got some twists and it kept me on my toes.
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    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com
    While I understand the anger that animates Awbrey's script, anger doesn't excuse its overall weak argumentation, not to mention its rampant plot holes.
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    Given what it's about, "Held" could've cut much deeper. Instead, it barely breaks the surface.
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    Anna StaffordGlobe and Mail
    The twist sells that idea in the end, but everything up to that point falls a little flat.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    In a movie world that often feels bereft of ideas, their problem is they have a few too many.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    Cannily exploiting #MeToo themes and the opportunities for cinematic mayhem provided by technology-driven smart homes, Held proves an uncommonly thoughtful and provocative suspenser.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    A couple is held captive by a house and an ominous presence. Good premise but it all goes downhill with sloppy writing being the main problem.
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    This may sound satirical, but the mashup of Demon Seed and Saw is pretty humorless, even more so when it begins to add heavy-handed elements from The Stepford Wives and The Handmaid's Tale.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media
    This trapped-in-a-house flick starts off well, with genuine suspense and strong characters, but it derails after a sudden turn, leaving its major theme disappointingly unexplored.
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    Kevin RitchieNOW Toronto
    If you want to sit through a bad marriage movie, you can do so much better.
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