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Held Hostage (2009)





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A terrified mother becomes the prime suspect in an elaborate bank robbery following a harrowing home invasion by three masked gunmen. Bank manager Michelle Estey (Julie Benz) is home alone with her daughter when three armed men burst into their house, and duct tape explosives to their bodies. Informed that she and her daughter will be releases unharmed if they participate in a bank robbery, Michelle follows their demands to the letter and after the crime the two are freed as promised. But for Michelle the worst is yet to come, because after returning to work and discovering that her co-workers suspect her of playing an active role in the robbery, buried secrets from her past threaten to destroy what's of her reputation while tearing her family apart.
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Julie Benz
as Michelle Estey
Natasha Calis
as Breea Estey
Bruce McGill
as Ben Summers

Critic Reviews for Held Hostage

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This is Lifetime-type movie-of-the-week pablum.

Full Review… | September 22, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Held Hostage

By the numbers kidnap story that for 'being based on a true story' was no excuse for such a plainly over dramatized bore. Benz is a fine actress in supporting roles but having to carry the movies minuscule plot, that's pretty old hat, and bring something new is an impossible ask.

Mark Nash
Mark Nash

Oops, what a waste of time. [i]Held Hostage[/i] is based on the true story of Michelle Renee, a bank executive who is kidnapped, held prisoner (along with her daughter) and terrorized for 14 hours, then forced to steal a large amount of cash per the demands of three masked men. The movie covers too much of what happened afterward and hurriedly at that. It morphs from thriller to sentimental and courtroom mush within the first 15 minutes. Too much damn crying for my taste.

MiYon Richardson
MiYon Richardson

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