The Captive: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

Matthew (Ryan Reynolds), must live through a parent’s worst nightmare when his young daughter, Cassandra, vanishes without a trace. Years later, when detectives Nicole (Rosario Dawson) and Jeffrey (Scott Speedman) discover recent images of Cassandra online, Matthew puts everything on the line to get his daughter back.

This was a film that got to me a lot. Being a parent makes you very susceptible to getting caught up in stories such as these. The film succeeded in making me almost as panic stricken and horrified as Matthew was in the moment his daughter was taken away. As sad as this story is I was thoroughly impressed by the way the story played out. It never lets up as far as suspense goes and keep you engaged the entire time. I’ve always dug Reynolds’ work and he has grown so much from his comedic roles. He played this role so great and was totally believable that you could see the pain on his face from this horrible occurrence. You could see just how everything took a toll on him from an emotional standpoint. I have to give it up to anyone able to go into a role like that because I’m sure that it has to be emotionally taxing. The one thing that I did feel like they could’ve omitted was the subplot with Dawson’s character. She was a strong character to have in the film but her part of the story didn’t really add anything else to the plot and was completely unnecessary in my opinion. Other than that I thought this was a great suspenseful film that connects with the true events that happen in the world everyday. 7/10

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Atom Egoyan

Captive Thoughts – A behind the scenes look at the film that includes film clips and interviews from the cast and crew.

Alternate Ending – Somewhat similar to the one that made the final cut except the fate of a character is insinuated rather than actually shown.

Deleted Scenes – A collection of scenes that are probably better watched one right after another instead of one by one. They don’t add anything extra to the film but are pretty decent to watch.

The Captive is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate


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