Stolen was not an awful movie and the acting was okay.
Nicholas Cage did what he does best, running, dodging bullets, bleeding and breaking bones that miraculously heal by the next scene.
The plot was old, tired and basically one that we’ve seen time and time again. The protagonist has something that the antagonist wants so the antagonist takes something or someone that the protagonist loves in order to get what he wants.
There’s the obligatory car chases during the obligatory parade which helps the good guy escape the Feds. Cars are running red lights, guns are being fired willy-nilly, but no one, absolutely no one gets hit by a car or a stray bullet. There’s the beginning, “I hate you Daddy” scene and the final, “I love you Daddy” scene that’s meant to warm the cockles of our heart and forgive the protagonist for all the lying, cheating and stealing he’s done during the life of this obnoxious hateful little teenager.