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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Visually stylish but highly improbable."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"A tired formula."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"you've seen this movie before"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Reasonably competent and breathlessly paced."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"It's about as meaningful as a pile of clichés."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hostage is all the pulp thriller Bruce Willis movies you've seen before."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Speaking of torture, if you dig it, by all means lock yourself up for two hours with Hostage, which begins by administering electric shocks to your viscera and keeps upping the voltage."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Very violent hostage drama."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Mostly a nerve jangling thriller, but you know there's something not quite right about a movie when you're wondering more about why such a plush mansion on fire doesn't have a better sprinkler system."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"Estamos ante una historia interesante, en la que los personajes dejan de ser las caricaturas habituales de siempre para convertirse en seres humanos reales."
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"I thought, this is going to be a first-rate thriller, nobody plays that kind of character better than Bruce Willis, he's great at that. And then it just gets more and more complicated and more and more ridiculous."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"For action movie fans who require just a touch of depth and mystery between gunshots, Hostage could make for a satisfying night at the movies."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"This is one movie that would be incomplete without a soda, some popcorn, and a box of chocolate covered something."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"It revels in a sort of operatic vulgarity. And once the story exhausts its over-the-top cheesiness, there are still a few loose ends to tie up, and so the film drags on."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"chaotic and clichéd"
‑ David Levine,
More reviews for Hostage on Rotten Tomatoes

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