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Captive (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 18 September 2015 (USA)
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A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run who has broken out of jail and murdered the judge assigned to his case.

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Beatrice
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Brian Nichols
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In this fact-based thriller, a single mother struggling with drug addiction is randomly taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run from the law for breaking out of jail and murdering the judge assigned to his case - only to realize before the climactic finish that they have actually saved each other's lives. Written by Anonymous

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Faith. Redemption. Survival.


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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,393,243 (USA) (20 September 2015)

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$2,557,668 (USA) (4 October 2015)
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Lacking motivation
24 June 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I guess I would not had even put this on if I knew it was one of these faith based films.

Captive stars Kate Mara as Ashley Smith, a single mother who has lost custody of her daughter, is late for work and life in turmoil because she is addicted to crystal meth. At rehab she has been given a book by the American evangelical preacher Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life.

David Oyelowo's plays Brian Nichols, a man accused of rape who breaks free of custody at court by shooting a Judge and three court officials. He goes on the run and hides out at Smith's apartment for 26 hours while the police search for him. At the apartment he takes drugs and Smith reads passages from Warren's book which has the effect of him to turn himself in.

That believe it or not is the plot. For a moment I thought, he is pleading his innocence for the rape, somehow he will find the correct culprit like The Fugitive, apart from the issue he killed all those people in the courthouse.

This is a cack handed and tedious two hander as Smith and Nichols talk about finding a spiritual connection. It certainly is no thriller and at the end when the real Smith appears in a clip of the Oprah Winfrey show the real message of the film becomes clear but was there really a need for such propaganda?


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