Hostage Poster

Release Date: March 11th, 2005

DVD Release Date: June 21st, 2005

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

Production Co: Stratus Films, Cheyenne Enterprises

Distributors: Miramax Films

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

  • 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

  • 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

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