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Hostage Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
October 15, 2012
you've seen this movie before
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Very violent hostage drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 18, 2009
This is one movie that would be incomplete without a soda, some popcorn, and a box of chocolate covered something.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 24, 2007
Reasonably competent and breathlessly paced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 23, 2007
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.
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Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 25, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 20, 2006
It's about as meaningful as a pile of clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 27, 2005
Estamos ante una historia interesante, en la que los personajes dejan de ser las caricaturas habituales de siempre para convertirse en seres humanos reales.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Levine
Filmcritic.com
June 20, 2005
chaotic and clichéd
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 16, 2005
Willis manages to be the best thing in the picture, and largely because of him I was willing to overlook the plot's ridiculous loopholes and exaggerations.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 28, 2005
O tipo de filme que deveria ter sido estrelado por Steven Seagal ou Dolph Lundgren e lançado diretamente em vídeo e DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Shay Casey
FilmFocus
April 23, 2005
Much like Jeff Talley himself, Hostage badly needed a shave.
| Original Score: 40/100
April 21, 2005
Movies can be smart movies, masquerading as stupid ones - this may be the smartest stupid movie you see all year. Either way, it's just what you're looking for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
April 14, 2005
If you enjoyed the die-hard films of earlier years, this should be a big winner for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Bellavia
Film Threat
April 12, 2005
While not high art by any stretch of the imagination Siri, Willis and company create a better movie than the premise deserves and create an entertaining B-movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 8, 2005
...harrowing and brutal, and, as a result, extremely tense.
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
April 8, 2005
An agonizingly heated crime drama.
Full Review| Original Score: B-
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 30, 2005
It's easy to mistake Hostage for a plausible adult thriller that loses its way after the first act. But if you pay attention, it's ridiculous from the get-go.
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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
March 24, 2005
It's continually exciting, but also exhausting...and filled with moral ugliness.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 24, 2005
The premise is overstuffed with unlikely plot twists and absurdities, but it works as an effective thriller despite the flaws ...
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
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