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Hostage Reviews

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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-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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

Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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-
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
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
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
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
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
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
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
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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