Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hostage


Hostage is a Bruce Willis suspense thriller with an overly convoluted plot and lots of violence and a 35% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  The story is one where a hostage negotiator must resolve a hostage crisis while his own family is also being held hostage because some clandestine organization has a vested interest in the situation.  It seems their bookkeeper is one of the hostages, and they desperately want the data he possesses.

Roger Ebert gave the movie three stars.  I have to agree.  The film kept me in suspense.  It is a thrilling and highly stylized movie.

The movie might invite comparison to Die Hard, but it also reminded me of Firewall.


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