Skip to main content


Based on 33 Reviews
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

  • 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
    Report This User

    WOW. Very intresting, but very good movie.

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