The Captive

The Captive

The Captive

Ryan Reynolds and Rosario Dawson star in this abduction thriller from Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter). Long after his daughter's disappearance, a father receives word she may be alive, still in the clutches of her abductor. More

Years after his young daughter vanished without a trace from the back seat of his truck, Matther (Reynolds) receives newfound hope that she is alive and being held in captivity. Detectives (Dawson and Scott Speedman), investigating online activity by paedophiles, discover recent images of Cassandra. Convinced this is proof his daughter is still alive, Matthew vows to ensure her safe return.

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2014Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language and content that may disturb111 minsCanada
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The Captive | Reviews

29%55 reviews

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Variety

Variety

This ludicrous abduction thriller plays like an ill-advised assembly of tropes and themes from Atom Egoyan's highlights reel.

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Time Out

Time Out

Beneath the well-tuned atmospherics lurks a schlocky, ludicrous and distasteful yarn.

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The Times

The Times

[Egoyan] builds incredible tension and emotion in this thriller by throwing the audience pieces of the jigsaw -- in the wrong order.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Has a grownup person written this script? It is embarrassingly unconvincing.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The director renders an already bogus story more preposterous by lathering it in portentous solemnity.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The investigation into passion is intriguing, but sadly, the solemnity suppresses the fascination.

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