Captive (2015)


Based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After being taken hostage by Brian in her own apartment, Ashley turns to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life, for guidance. In reading from the book, Ashley not only finds purpose in her own life, but helps Brian find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation.

Captive (2015)

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Released Year: 2015
Runtime: 97 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directors: Jerry Jameson

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Based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After being taken hostage by Brian in her own apartment, Ashley turns to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life, for guidance. In reading from the book, Ashley not only finds purpose in her own life, but helps Brian find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation.

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Reviews


70
Los Angeles Times - Katie Walsh
Oyelowo and Mara's riveting, embodied performances rise above the material.
60
Screen International - Unnamed
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.
60
The Hollywood Reporter - Sheri Linden
Though much of the drama is clunky and flat, the taut, visceral performances by David Oyelowo and Kate Mara never err.
60
Variety - Geoff Berkshire
Although Captive largely succeeds as a two-hander, it stumbles in the minimal attempts to broaden the scope beyond Smith and Nichols’ time together.
40
Arizona Republic - Barbara VanDenburgh
Oyelowo and Mara try to bring humanity and tension to the testimonial thriller of two lost souls finding their way together, but they only succeed in bursts, hampered by marketing copy masquerading as dialogue.

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