Hostage (2005)

A failed police negotiator turned small town cop, must save the lives of a family held hostage, which draws him into a much more dangerous situation.

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 11, 2005
DVD Release Date: June 21, 2005
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Grisly and cliched, audiences may feel they're being held Hostage.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Visually stylish but highly improbable.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A tired formula.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

you've seen this movie before

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Hostage is all the pulp thriller Bruce Willis movies you've seen before.

David Edelstein

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.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Very violent hostage drama.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

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.

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Cole Smithey

This is one movie that would be incomplete without a soda, some popcorn, and a box of chocolate covered something.

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More reviews for Hostage

Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Willis plays a worn out big city cop (his career cliche) negotiator who scales back his life and tries to go country to relax ... guess what happens? Ben… More
Candy Rose
Great movie with many complex twists to the plot. Tally (Bruce Willis) is a former hostage negotiator who has changed jobs to get away from the guilt of losing… More
Megan S
Run of the mill Bruce Willis action flick and I love me some Bruce Willis so it was definitely a good time. I did feel like this was an older movie, not sure if… More
Luke Baldock
Willis isn't so much Die Hard as he is Try Hard. A cop who no longer wants all the action that comes with a job. Shame then that his peaceful existence is… More
Jani H
"I'm your brother! So you gotta choose. Me, or Mars? - I choose the money." "Hostage" was Bruce Willis' rise back to the A-class… More
Al S
Bruce Willis is at his best. A tension-loaded, suspense-filled and action-packed psyhcological thriller. Chilling and totally exhilerating. Brilliant and… More