Captive: Season 1 (2016)

Season 1

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Critic Ratings: 8

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Air date: Dec 9, 2016
Air date: Dec 9, 2016
Air date: Dec 9, 2016
Air date: Dec 9, 2016
Air date: Dec 9, 2016
Air date: Dec 9, 2016
Air date: Dec 9, 2016
Air date: Dec 9, 2016

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Claire Cooper
as Camila Carr
Emilio Aniba
as Junior
Thaer Al-Shayei
as Uncle Talib
Mehdi Aissaoui
as Al Qaeda leader
Mass Nokhas
as Nephew Zain
Al Gregg
as Pierre Korkie
Youssef Tounzi
as Anas Al-Hamati
Shane Nolan
as Negotiator
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Critic Reviews for Captive Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Watch one episode, then turn off your TV to reflect, or go on a walk and acknowledge what a privilege it is to live life outside captivity. Because the last thing you'd want to be is a prisoner in your own home.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Compelling true crime series chronicles real kidnappings.

Jan 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The testimonials themselves are gripping, as they range from touching to frightening. In many cases, watching this series is to be a witness to the innocence of the well-meaning brushing up against the trauma of the brutalized, and it's not pretty.

Dec 12, 2016 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

If additional seasons of the series make their way to Netflix in the coming years, one hopes that Captive's creators will learn to better let these stories - of survival, struggle, human nature, and chilling circumstance - speak for themselves.

Dec 8, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This offshoot of the true-crime genre (Making a Murderer and so on) is another effective way to experience the worst moments in other people's lives from a safe distance.

Dec 9, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The third installment, "Lucasville," demonstrates how the series's focus on the here-and-now hobbles its attempt to tell a more resonant story.

Dec 8, 2016 | Full Review…

It is cinematic and slickly produced, with production value visible in nearly every frame, including impressionistic re-creations and gorgeous aerial shots of Rio de Janeiro.

Dec 8, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a compelling topic, and the series certainly delivers the expected drama, albeit in a heavy-handed manner, meaning those looking for a docu-diversion should find it worthy of delving into.

Dec 7, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Captive: Season 1

  • Dec 11, 2016
    It's just so fsscinating to hear some of these survivors' stories, and see what courage they had. Can be disturbing to watch but i have never seen something like this on tv. And when they have the bad guys on there once in a while, that's crazy.

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