Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 35%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 105037


Uploaded By: OTTO
January 31, 2012 at 11:18 AM


Bruce Willis as Jeff Talley
Ben Foster as Mars Krupcheck
Robert Knepper as Wil Bechler
Jonathan Tucker as Dennis Kelly
595.13 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 53 min
P/S 3 / 30

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by shoobieK57 5 / 10

Pretty good!

I just saw Hostage today at an advanced screening and I liked it! It seems to have all the elements of the Bruce Willis action movie, so one might think it cannot surprise anymore. Then again, you rarely see a bad Bruce Willis movie. It has the opening failure of the perfect cop, and the almost "post traumatic stress" side to the character who then moves into a smaller town, but carries his burden along with him.

But this time, Bruce Willis doesn't seem all that perfect, he is scared, his voice is shaking in several situations and even cries. He still saves the day, but he's a lot more... human. And the guy is pretty good at this, too.

Then there are the really powerful scenes that shake your soul! Young actor Ben Foster is involved in many of them and does a terrific (literally and figuratively speaking) job! There are also some unexpected resolutions and some even less expected symbolic shots.

Bottom line is, Hostage is a good pick not only for the action/thriller fan, but also for any movie goer.

Reviewed by juneebuggy 7 / 10

Suspenseful, twisty & dark filled with great performances

This was pretty good, not quite what I was expecting but in a way that made it better because it wasn't your cliché Bruce Willis action flick and held a few surprises. The story is suspenseful, twisty and very violent (people on fire, shot, stabbed) and filled with good performances.

Willis plays a burnt out hostage negotiator who retreats from L.A with his family (including real life daughter Rumer) to become chief of police to a small town department. Of course this idyllic life doesn't last, after a failed robbery attempt two teenage brothers and their companion take a wealthy suburbanite family hostage and Willis again must negotiate.

The story then splits with the introduction of a secondary plot as Bruce's wife and daughter are also kidnapped by more bad guys and he is blackmailed into getting incriminating evidence out of the first hostage family's house.

I enjoyed Willis here, his character is very human, emotional and almost broken by the events he's faced and is still dealing with, even shedding a tear or two. I also liked the kid he works with.

The three hostage takers are also excellent in particular (a young) Ben Foster who steals the show with his psychopathic tendencies while still managing to garner sympathy. All the characters are well fleshed out with back stories.

It does go a bit OTT towards the end but not in a 'Die Hard' way and is worth a watch. 11/2/16

Reviewed by subxerogravity 7 / 10

What a great movie!

A rare Bruce Willis movie that I have never seen.

Willis plays a ex hostage negotiator burnt out from failing his last case. Now he's a chief of police in some small hick town where crime does not happen. So guess what happens? crime. Three rowdy ruff boys (One played by a younger Ben Foster), get flip the bird by a rich chick and of course they can't let that go and end up taking her and her family hostage, in what turned out to be the most dramatic gun fight I've seen, and now I'm totally invested in watching this movie, which is worth it when it turns they pick the wrong family to mess with, and Willis has to get his head back into the game to get it all under control.

The movie is cleaver in it's delivery. Trying not to fall into the heroic clichés we see in movies. Bruce Willis plays a man completely dedicated to his family and not the job, but unfortunately the job is dedicated to him, and as such, twist and turns within the film keep pulling him back into the mix just when he was close to getting out.

This is a really good Bruce Willis movie too. Not really what you expect and yet everything you need from Bruce Willis. Lots of Drama and suspense and very action packed. Some of the action is a little corny as it goes over the top, but still it does the trick. Bruce gets to play a dramatic role as he goes crazy trying to get the job done because as the movie progress he has more invested in the whole thing.

Very surprise that I've never seen this one before, it's actually a really good picture.

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