Hostage (2005)
Front Cover Actor
Bruce Willis Jeff Talley
Kevin Pollak Walter Smith
Serena Scott Thomas Jane Talley
Jimmy Bennett Tommy Smith
Michelle Horn Jennifer Smith
Ben Foster Mars Krupcheck
Jonathan Tucker Dennis Kelly
Marshall Allman Kevin Kelly
Rumer Willis Amanda Talley
Kim Coates The Watchman
Jimmy Bennett (III)
Movie Details
Genre Action; Crime; Drama; Thriller
Director Florent Emilio Siri
Producer Mark Gordon; Arnold Rifkin
Writer Robert Crais; Doug Richardson
Studio Miramax
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 53 mins
Country USA
Color Color
You get two hostage crises for the price of one in Hostage, an overwrought but otherwise involving thriller grounded by Bruce Willis's solid lead performance. Making a dramatic pit-stop on his way to Die Hard 4, Willis plays a traumatized former Los Angeles hostage negotiator, now working as a nearly-divorced police chief in sleepy Ventura County, California. Willis suddenly finds himself amidst two potentially deadly stand-offs when a trio of hapless teenagers seize hostages in the fortress-like home of an accountant (Kevin Pollack) whose connections to organized crime result in Willis struggling to rescue his estranged wife and daughter, who are being held hostage by faceless thugs at an undisclosed location. Having directed two of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell video games, director Florent Siri brings plenty of slick, competent filmmaking to Willis's desperate dilemma, and the film boasts a gritty, graphic style that draws attention away from implausible plot twists. The bothersome, over-the-top performances by the teenaged villains also slightly compromise this gloomy but emotionally gripping adaptation of Robert Crais's novel, named as one of's best books of 2001. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
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Seen It No
Index 1554
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 7/11/05
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Folder 013
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 786936282917
Release Date 6/21/05
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen