• Captive (2015)


Release Date: September 18th, 2015

DVD Release Date: January 5th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) becomes the subject of a citywide manhunt after breaking out of a courthouse jail and killing four people. His frantic escape brings him to the apartment of Ashley Smith (Kate Mara), a single mother and recovering methamphetamine addict. Held hostage by Nichols in her own home, the scared woman looks for guidance from "The Purpose Driven Life," Rick Warren's best-selling, inspirational book. As she reads aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer come to a crossroad.

Cast: David Oyelowo, Kate Mara, Michael Kenneth Williams, Leonor Varela, Mimi Rogers, Jessica Oyelowo, Claudia Church, Gina Stewart

Director: Jerry Jameson

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Yoruba Saxon, BN Films, 1019 Entertainment, Brightside Entertainment, Itaca Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Family , Intense , Pursuit , Transformation , Brooding , Emotional , House , Car , Prison , Police officer , Son , 2010s ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Screen International

    Convincing performances from David Oyelowo and Kate Mara – as an escaped killer and his drug addicted hostage – are the saving grace of Captive, a decent dramatic thriller somewhat weighed down by its mildly religious message. show more

  • 60
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Though much of the drama is clunky and flat, the taut, visceral performances by David Oyelowo and Kate Mara never err. show more

  • 20
    James RocchiTheWrap

    The film’s so inflated with moral importance that it becomes ridiculous, a Lifetime movie shoved into a cage and fattened with sermons and platitudes until it is ready to be served up cold and bland. show more

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