Skip to main content

R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
After one of his hostage negotiations goes awry, LAPD officer Jeff Talley (Bruce Willis) quits the force and relocates his family to the suburbs. As the sheriff in a sleepy town, Jeff thinks he has escaped the hustle and bustle -- until an elaborate local heist puts him back in the center of a hostage situation. When his own family is pulled into the fray, Jeff is forced to decide whether he should try to help the hostages or follow the criminals' hands-off mandate to protect his own family.

Cast: Bruce Willis , Kevin Pollak , Ben Foster , Jonathan Tucker , Marshall Allman , Michelle Horn , Jimmy Bennett , Tina Lifford

Director: Florent Siri

Genres: Action, Thriller

Distributor: Miramax Films

Hostage (2005)

Release Date: March 11th, 2005|1 hr. 53 min.

watch now
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Take a tired formula...Stir with a director, Florent Siri, who has no shame about stealing every sadistic suspense trick from the Die Hard series. Serve to a gullible audience willing to pay top dollar for secondhand goods. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This is a half-hearted, derivative action film with not a single honest artistic impulse behind it. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Hostage is really about sleek Bruce - buff, bald and clean-shaven - as he goes to town on two sets of assailants. show more

  • July 05, 2008 cubbyduke
    Report This User

    WOW. Very intresting, but very good movie.

similar movies

  • The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)

  • Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

  • The Negotiator (1998)

  • Speed (1994)

  • Air Force One (1997)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings