• Hostage (2005)


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

Keywords: Rousing, Daughter, Los Angeles, Small town, Rescue, Wife, Emotional, Tense, 2000s, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe 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 EbertChicago 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

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