The Captive

The Captive

DVD - 2015
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Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Her parents, detectives, and Cassandra herself will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD CAPTIVE
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby Digital
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Captive (Motion picture : 2014)


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Mar 25, 2018

Rated 1/10. If a movie does not grab me in the first 20 to 30 minutes, chances are I'm not going to like it. That was the case with this one.

The initial opening scenes are disjointed and convuluted. Perhaps the information from them will join together later on, who knows? If a movie becomes too much work to figure out, I'm not much bothered.

There are many other better movies to spend time on.

Apr 12, 2016

A Canadian suspense film about a missing daughter, THE CAPTIVE jumps between the disappearance and the state of things eight years later, spanning the whole investigation. The police force are truly inept and watching them fumble for the first hour is downright depressing. The villains are moustache-twirling calibre of evil, which is absurd and unrealistic. Finally, after an hour, things start to kick into high gear -- easily the best part of the film -- when the fed-up father decides to take matters into his own hands. Overall, THE CAPTIVE isn't a bad film, but, due to its unevenness, I wouldn't recommend it.

Feb 17, 2016

Probably the worst movie of all time. Disjointed timeline, ridiculously implausible story consisting of disconnected random events inexplicably strung together, nondescript characters, pathetic acting, writing and directing; this production has the worst of everything. A complete waste of time...

Jan 23, 2016

Very strange movie. I don't understand the long wait for this movie. It really is not very good.

Dec 09, 2015

Everyone has their own comment - I liked & thought it was a great movie - it's just a movie for pete sakes get a life;

Dec 08, 2015

Given how varied the comments are, apparently this is a movie you will either hate or love. You will hate it if you expect a typical Hollywood production where the story is unambiguous and you know from the get-go what it's about and where it is going. You will love it if you liked Family Viewing and Next of Kin, his earliest features. I like the fact that it takes a while to figure out what is going on and who is who. The director knows exactly what he is doing and you can trust him to take you along for the ride, but you have to be willing to do it his way. To me the 2 hours seemed short. When Ergoyan is writing his own script, as in this case, he is as brilliant a director as they come. I think it is one of his best in years.

Nov 20, 2015

A movie about pedophiles, a ring of them, stalking kids on line. I don't know whether it's realistic or not in their capabilities, but the anguish of the parents and the futility of the cops seemed real enough.

Nov 08, 2015

Farfetched and unrealistically brazen pedophile ringleader, but the story held my interest.

Quimeras Oct 06, 2015

There is nothing new to this story. I have seen similar or even better scripts in shows like “Law & Order SVU” or “Criminal Minds”.

Oct 04, 2015

Sadly, a typical Egoyan movie. Like the director, this movie tries to be something it's not. A decent enough story (if one ignores the plot holes and implausibilities), but it seems almost like a novel length story, written as a short story, then filmed as a 2 hour feature length film. Honestly...nothing to see here.

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Mar 24, 2018

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Apr 16, 2016

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