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as Jeff Talley
as Walter Smith
as Tommy Smith
as Jennifer Smith
as Mars Krupcheck
as Kevin Kelly
as Jane Talley
as Amanda Talley
as Dennis Kelly
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Critic Reviews for Hostage
This is one movie that would be incomplete without a soda, some popcorn, and a box of chocolate covered something.
Mostly a nerve jangling thriller, but you know there's something not quite right about a movie when you're wondering more about why such a plush mansion on fire doesn't have a better sprinkler system.
It revels in a sort of operatic vulgarity. And once the story exhausts its over-the-top cheesiness, there are still a few loose ends to tie up, and so the film drags on.
Audience Reviews for Hostage
Willis plays a worn out big city cop (his career cliche) negotiator who scales back his life and tries to go country to relax ... guess what happens? Ben Foster actually plays the psycho killer cliche with praiseworthy empathy in this rote action/thriller exercise with no surprises.
Run of the mill Bruce Willis action flick and I love me some Bruce Willis so it was definitely a good time. I did feel like this was an older movie, not sure if that's a good thing or not.
"I'm your brother! So you gotta choose. Me, or Mars?
- I choose the money."
"Hostage" was Bruce Willis' rise back to the A-class of action movie stars. Directed by Florent Siri, this movie was one of the better action movies of 2005.
The cast in "Hostage" features a lot of talented young actors. Ben Foster and Jonathan Tucker have done, during the last few years, some good work, so I expect good performances from them in the future.
"Hostage" is a good acted, exciting film with some explicit violent scenes. The actions of the kids are brutal and unplanned. Bruce Willis' small town cop, formerly employed as a negotiator, has to save the hostages also because his familys lifes are at stake...
Good to see Willis do that what he's best at. "Hostage" is one of Willis' most notable performances. A pure adrenaline rush with some twists that will keep you on the edge.
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