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by on 9/19/2005

This is a totally awesome movie!! Bruce Willis is a hot as ever!! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I was watching it!! I would recommend this to anyone who likes Bruce Willis or Action/ Suspense movies. This one is not one to miss!!!!!!!

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Devastated by a tragedy while on the job as a hostage negotiator for the lapd, jeff talley resigns and accepts a low-profile job as chief of police in the sleepy town of bristo camino. On a slow monday morning talley's job becomes anything but quiet and sets him on a course that could change his life forever.


Studio Ingram Micro
SKU 40714004
UPC 786936282917
UPC 14 00786936282917
Format DVD
Release Date 4/25/2010
Rating Rating
Los Angeles, California
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note This well-made thriller harkens back to the gritty crime films of the 1970s. Bruce Willis plays Jeff Talley, a traumatized ex-LAPD hostage negotiator whose new career as small town sheriff doesn't turn out to be as restful as he had hoped; a hostage situation breaks out on "low crime Tuesday" and he is thrown right back into the business he knows all too well. Some punk kids have shot a cop and are holed up in a local mansion inhabited by crooked accountant Walter Smith (Kevin Pollak), his two kids, and a lot of surveillance cameras. Walter's young son (Jimmy Bennett) escapes his bonds and reports to Talley from the air shafts via his sister's cell phone. The sister--a Goth teen played by Michelle Horn--draws the romantic attention of Mars (Ben Foster), the pot-addled sociopath in the gang, thus adding a unique twist to the damsel-in-distress factor. Meanwhile, amid the buzzing helicopters and mobilizing S.W.A.T. teams, another group of bad guys has kidnapped Talley's wife and daughter, in order to force him to retrieve a secret disc in Walter's study. Florent Siri's efficient direction keeps the action flowing in unexpected directions while allowing for plenty of interesting procedural details and sly bits of humor. The score is ominous and the performances are strong, with Foster memorably creepy and Willis excellent as the frightened hero.
Los Angeles Times "HOSTAGE exemplifies taut, confident filmmaking. Bruce Willis draws upon the full measure of his strong physical presence, his intelligence and his considerable emotional resources held in reserve." 03/11/2005 p.E14
Entertainment Weekly "[T]he film's vaguely haunted, melancholic European sense of displacement does our Bruno good." 03/18/2005 p.41-43
Uncut "HOSTAGE is wonderfully nasty funny -- thanks to an authentic performance from Bruce..." 05/01/2005 p.133
Florent Emilio Siri
Kevin Pollak
Bruce Willis
Cast & Crew
Alexandre Desplat - Original Music By
Ben Foster - Actor
Bruce Willis - Actor
Doug Richardson - Screenplay
Florent Emilio Siri - Director
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci - Cinematographer
Hawk Koch, et. al. - Executive Producer
Jonathan Tucker - Actor
Kevin Pollak - Actor
Larry Fulton - Production Designer
Mark Gordon, et. al. - Producer
Richard Byard, et. al. - Editor
Robert Crais - Based On Novel By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 4013003
UPC 00786936282917
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 108 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
ReviewSource San Francisco Examiner
Review Were it presenting itself as nothing more than a standard action thriller, Hostage would simp
Reviewer Anita Katz
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Hostage represents Bruce Willis' latest attempt to produce a thriller with the kind of broad
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review ...I am not much concerned about such logical flaws, because the main line of the movie is emotional
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
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