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  • 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

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The movie as a whole is nonsensical. And long. And slow. And head-poundingly loud as it culminates in slavering horror. show more

  • 25
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Hostage may well be the first action flick cited both for child abuse and audience abuse. In a singularly sadistic and degrading way it has something to offend everyone. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Beyond the cliches, there's something deeply offensive about the way Hostage exploits our empathy for children in peril. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    If Hostage looks a lot like a state-of-the-art French "policier" minus the pesky subtitles, the effect is purely intentional. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The mechanics of the final showdown are unexpected and yet show an undeniable logic, and are sold by the acting skills of Willis and Pollak. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Hostage has suspense and momentum. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Good action movies live on style and excitement. But they also need credibility, and in Hostage, ALMOST a good genre piece, plausibility keeps getting slaughtered. show more

  • July 05, 2008 cubbyduke
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    WOW. Very intresting, but very good movie.

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