‘The Captive’

The Captive new posterVirtually a complete misfire on all fronts – which was a pity as the premise (and trailers) created a suspenseful kidnap thriller with a twist.

The main problem appeared to be with its split time narrative: we already know whodunnit from early on, so there was no sense of suspense. The result is a tangled mess with little or no engagement. And after nearly 2 hours, the denouement is over so quickly that blink and you miss it! Disappointing.

Rating: 46%

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One thought on “‘The Captive’

  1. tonyxxiv December 20, 2014 / 10:27 am

    Reblogged this on blaccdreamer and commented:
    There is nothing more upsetting than a film that doesn’t live up to potential…

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