Tab A fits perfectly into Slot B in this taut, competent thriller. Gerard Butler and Maria Bello play a successful complacent couple, terrorised by a vengeful Pierce Brosnan. He kidnaps their kid, issues sadistic demands and they run around town all night. The mood is noir. The atmosphere is sombre. There's a satisfying plot twist and then a slightly rubbish one. Overall this is an engaging way to spend ninety minutes and I can't quite figure out why it had such a limited theatrical release.
BUTTERFLY ON A WHEEL was released in autumn 2007 and is available on DVD.