Held

critic Reviews

, 43% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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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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    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine
    The film doesn't quite cut to the heart of the socially nurtured fantasies that splinter men from women.
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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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    Chris KnightNational Post
    Awbrey and Johnson do good work here as the freaked-out couple, and Cluff is great in a clever cameo. Plus, I have a weak spot for intelligent double entendres in titles, and this is one of those.
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    Anne BrodieWhat She Said
    This is an interesting take on sexual and social politics, on change, manipulation and integrity.
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