The Captive (2014) – Ryan Reynolds Kidnapping Thriller

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The Captive follows a man whose daughter is kidnapped out of his truck while he was just feet away in a local pie shop (mmm… pie). He’s first accused of wrongdoing, then the mystery deepens…

There’s far more than meets the eye in this thriller starring Ryan Reynolds. Based on the trailer, this looks like a Hitchcockian thriller with a huge conspiracy beneath the surface.

Ryan Reynolds plays the dad. He’s a simple, normal dude. His daughter is kidnapped, and over time he discovers he and his wife are being watched, and the police are incapable of doing anything about it. Who has his daughter? What are they doing with her?

Years go by. 8 years. Then Reynold’s wife, who works as a hotel maid, finds a brush that looks an awful lot like the one her daughter used to have. And then they discover far more insidious things…

And their daughter might still be alive…

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The Captive comes from director Atom Egoyan. He most recently made Devil’s Knot, but he also made Chloe, Barney’s Version and Where the Truth Lies. He’s pretty decent.

Egoyan also cowrote the screenplay with David Fraser.


The Captive Trailer

The Captive Release Date

September 5, 2014.

Who’s In It?

Ryan Reynolds
Scott Speedman
Rosario Dawson

What’s Good About It?

The Captive has a decent cast, with Ryan Reynolds looking like he’s doing a better job than he’s done in a while, and I like Scott Speedman and Rosario Dawson.

But the best thing about The Captive is the way it looks. The story and visuals of the film look top notch.

What’s Bad About It?

It’s set in Canada…

Our Clever Prediction

The Captive might turn out to be an extremely intense thriller with more than a few intense moments and solid acting from the leads. If the tale turns out to be as intense as it looks, it might be a surprise hit.