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Hostage Reviews

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March 21, 2005
Crais created human beings whose natural actions modulated into an ascending, out-of-control vortex of danger and conflict. The adapters lapsed into familiar stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 20, 2005
Willis co-produced this movie, so we should take it as a sign of his desire to step back into these crime-fighter roles. But without a bigger infusion of originality, the effort is going to die hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 18, 2005
We've had Die Hard and Die Harder, so why not Die Hardest?
March 18, 2005
The attention shifts from individual character detail and psychological chess matches to outlandish developments and ludicrous resolutions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 17, 2005
A lurid, exploitative actioner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2005
Visually stylish but highly improbable.
March 17, 2005
Hostage is all the pulp thriller Bruce Willis movies you've seen before.
March 17, 2005
The clichés are flying faster than the bullets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2005
"Hostage" holds the audience prisoner in its implausible, frenzied, blood-soaked melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
March 16, 2005
Caffeine, testosterone, adrenaline, gasoline, and a lot of blood add up to one big headache
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 16, 2005
Hostage rumbles on as aimlessly as an incoherent ransom note written with a streaking crayon...banally boisterous and over-the-top
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 15, 2005
Hostage asks us to consider what we would do in the exact same situation, and that is what effective filmmaking is all about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 15, 2005
just as ridiculous as most other action movies, but at least it's one with a few ideas in its head
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2005
At its best Hostage is a nasty, ridiculously involving white-knuckle B-Movie --acted with pure conviction by the eternally underrated Bruce Willis.
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March 15, 2005
Even with one ending too many, this popcorn-movie delivers tension-filled entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 14, 2005
Ticking-clock thriller takes borrowed parts, gives them a glossy coat of new blood and delivers a clenched-fist bundle of jolts and surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 14, 2005
Snatches the sadistic content of a rabble-rousing exploitation film and stashes it within the overblown blockbuster pretensions of a Bruce Willis action vehicle...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 14, 2005
The best Willis films treat his heroics with good-natured disbelief, but all that's left [here] are his increasingly weary action moves.
March 14, 2005
What might have been a nice little potboiler... is done in by director Florent Siri's bloodthirsty glee at exploiting the movie's child characters.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 14, 2005
I thought, this is going to be a first-rate thriller, nobody plays that kind of character better than Bruce Willis, he's great at that. And then it just gets more and more complicated and more and more ridiculous.
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