The film was released in select theaters and on demand on December 12, 2014. BTS pregnancy shoot.".
The story had no pace. No matter whatever the country is, how safety it is, as they say, still thing like this happens in an eye blink time. , The film has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 30% based on 54 reviews, with an average score of 4.15/10. It started off promising but in the end failed. I hope this doesn't mean there is a sequel. Have you been affected by this story? The clip, which had comments switched off, is titled: "Got in a bath full of milk! This is a slow paced thriller about a girl who was kidnapped at the age of 9 and kept in captivity in a basement for 8 years. This is the 'last' video of a pregnant YouTube star who died aged just 24 along with her unborn "miracle" baby. This entire time Cassandra has been held captive in the home of a child pornographer named Mika, who has installed remote cameras in the hotel rooms where Tina works as a chambermaid. Isla Williams Sunday 12 Jul 2020 8:01 pm.
The story line has potential but the way it is told is confusing, unclear, and with no real purpose for being so out of order.. With the exception of the father played by Ryan Reynolds, I have to say that every single character is extremely unrealistic. The introduction of Scott Speedman was a treat, until he was a bit weird acting and since that was never explained, I guess that was just his character?.. Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive.
Flashback to eight years ago when 9-year-old Cass was abducted from her father's truck and he goes straight to the authorities who immediately peg him as the prime suspect. Otherwise, the film is an overlong and jumbled thriller, whose gimmicky structure fails to hide how far- fetched and formulaic the thriller component is once linear. (2014).
We never find out. She wrote: "We are having a bouncing baby boy family - MR got what he wished for and we actually can’t wait to meet him. The Captive's two best qualities are its snowy setting and Ryan Reynolds' lead performance. Directed by Atom Egoyan. At the ice skating rink, Vicky questions Cassandra's former skating partner, Albert, about their history, pressuring him for details on how he was impacted by the disappearance. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, and Alexia Fast. Additionally, although the film takes place over eight years, all of the scenes take place during winter for dramatic effect.. "Also Nicole pre-scheduled a few YouTube videos and Boga has made the decision to allow them to be aired. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge. User Ratings A lot better. When the abduction first happened, the police immediately suspect the father, which OK yes might happen in reality but to the point that it was done seemed really over the top.
The only thing captive or captivating about this movie is how it ever came into being and why nobody along the way was able to see above all its flaws. Pregnant YouTube Star Nicole Thea Dead at 24 "As a family we ask that you give us privacy because our hearts are truly broken," a statement read on Nicole's Instagram page.
But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
Nicole, whose full name was Nicole Thea Antoine-Annan, died on Saturday morning, her mum announced in a heartwrenching post to her daughter's 100,000-plus Instagram followers.  Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian commented, "it looks worryingly as if Egoyan has taken a serious issue and burdened it to breaking point and beyond with his own indulgent, naïve and exploitative fantasies". What did not work: Captive's story dragged and had lapses in parts. Atom Egoyan dives into loss, cynicism, pedophilia, fear, love, loyalty, conspiracy, and technology. Problem is they jump from past to future without the viewer realizing it in many instances so it gets confusing trying to keep the story line straight (all they needed to do was add a year or something to the bottom corner of the screen). You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. I don't know what he was trying to accomplish but it failed miserably.
Constantly confusing. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. Nicole Dunlop: Aidan Shipley ... Albert Ryan Reynolds ... Matthew Lane: Paige Baril ... Paige Bruce Greenwood ... Vince Gray: Scott Speedman ... Jeffrey … Flashback to eight years ago when 9-year-old Cass was abducted from her father's truck and he goes straight to the authorities who immediately peg him as the prime suspect. Mika secretly turns the webcam back on to watch their fight and reconsiders Willy's offer regarding Nicole. Must have been both. In the days before her death, Nicole was posting regularly on Instagram and sharing her excitement about becoming a mum for the first time. ", Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Captive_(2014_film)&oldid=971698776, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 August 2020, at 17:52. The father just acts like a normal average person would. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission. The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a Satanic ritual. Use the HTML below. The details guy detective....we get introduced and then never see him again? , The film received a limited release in Canada on September 5, 2014 and earned a total of $450,000. Nicole said she "knew that (he) was the one" as soon as they began speaking.
She had been chronicling her pregnancy and her excitement about becoming a first-time mum on social media, and was just weeks away from her due date when she died on Saturday morning. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. User Ratings The acting and people involved were chosen well, Ryan Reynolds especially I thought did a good job. I will never do that again. Jeffrey tracks Matthew's phone and locates Mika's house. | Watching this film, I was actually very entertained. Check out our picks for movies that (hopefully) won't keep you up at night.
It didn't even look like the police treated it as a crime, no prints etc were taken from the car. Everything we wanted to know is in first 15 and the last 30 minutes. Discovering a stash of cash in their dead tenant's apartment, a couple in debt take the money and find themselves the target of a deadly adversary - the thief who stole it.
User Reviews Matthew escapes by driving by the diner again, where multiple police cars have responded to the staff's earlier calls. Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Minutes later, he returns to find her missing. The detectives in particular are the most unbelievable characters I've ever seen in a movie to date. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. The gal who kidnaps the cop...is she into it?
After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. You spend your time trying to figure out what's going on....then asking yourself, why did they do that...and then constantly hoping they can manage to pull their stuff together, only to be disappointed in the end.
Eight years later, her father, Matthew, is still being investigated by the police who are also trying to crack the bigger problem of crimes against children, Matthew's marriage has deteriorated and leads in the case are hard to come by. So much time but so little has changed and it's going to be up to Matthew and Cassandra herself to repair the estranged family.
There are just so many conveniently unexplained holes in this film, which surely only serve to a cover up for a really poorly written story with even worse casting. Nearly 75 per cent of the film was a drag. You only discover that 8 years have passed in their casual conversation. A few scenes do not make sense leading up to the finish of the movie as it is confusing if your are watching past or current events unfolding. In Niagara Falls, Ontario, homicide detective Jeffrey Cornwall interviews for a job with Nicole Dunlop in the Internet Child Exploitation Unit. Who's fault is it though? So much time but so little has changed and it's going to be up to Matthew and Cassandra herself to repair the estranged family.
The film was released in select … The basic outline of the story showed a lot of promise but it never came together. It would be more suspicious if Reynolds' character wasn't grieving over his missing daughter, wouldn't it?? He plays no relevant role in this movie?
Jeffrey is shot by Vicky before he kills her and fatally wounds Mika, who dies while being interrogated for Nicole's location. This is like an extended version of 'Prisoners'. Was this review helpful to you? The message is to we be alert all time, no matter how friendly the society is. But everything about this movie was just so convenient that I wanted to puke. Eight years later, her father, Matthew, is still being investigated by the police who are also trying to crack the bigger problem of crimes against children, Matthew's marriage has deteriorated and leads in the case are hard to come by. The film's opening scenes promise a much richer film than what's delivered.
How did this movie ever get financed? FAQ Happy or sad ending, that's what the film's conclusion decides. They took what could have been a pretty good 6.8 IMDb review movie and trashed it to a 5.8. A pretty good movie, definitely recommend it!! It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Sets in a small snowy Canadian town where a ten year old girl was mysteriously disappeared and so the film focused on the life of her parents who are eager to see her even after 8 years past.
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