Secuestro was the first of two 'crime movies with a twist' written by Oriol Paulo for a 2016 release – the second being the ingenious Contratiempo (both featuring Jose Coronado in quite a predicament, by the way). As directed by Mar Targarona, Secuestro doesn't suck you in as convincibly as does Contratiempo. The plot is undoubtedly interesting, as are the characters, but the presentation is more awkward, resulting in a film which takes some time to settle. Also, Blanca Portillo is a little bit miscast in the lead. That being said, Paulo's inventiveness and some forceful supporting performances from Andrés Herrera and the aforementioned Coronado make Secuestro an enjoyable watch altogether.