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Captive undermines committed performances from Kate Mara and David Oyelowo -- and the real-life story they're dramatizing -- with a thin script doubling as an ad for a self-help book. Read critic reviews

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Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) becomes the subject of a citywide manhunt after breaking out of a courthouse jail and killing four people. His frantic escape brings him to the apartment of Ashley Smith (Kate Mara), a single mother and recovering methamphetamine addict. Held hostage by Nichols in her own home, the scared woman looks for guidance from "The Purpose Driven Life," Rick Warren's best-selling, inspirational book. As she reads aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer come to a crossroad.

Cast & Crew

David Oyelowo
Brian Nichols
Kate Mara
Ashley Smith
Michael K. Williams
Detective John Chestnut
Leonor Varela
Detective Sanchez
Mimi Rogers
Kim Rogers
Jessica Oyelowo
Meredith MacKenzie
Brian Bird
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Alex Garcia
Producer
Ken Wales
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Santiago Garcia Galvan
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