The Captive

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  112 min.
Release Date: September 5, 2014
DVD: March 3, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 3.15
based on 58 votes and 22 reviews
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Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast, Christine Horne, Arsinée Khanjian, Ian Matthews, Bruce Greenwood, Ella Ballentine


Matthew (Ryan Reynolds) and Tina (Mireille Enos) live in Niagara Falls, Ontario with their nine-year-old daughter Cassandra. When Matthew goes to a store to pick up some food, he leaves Cassandra in the truck. She vanishes without a trace.

Some years later, police officers Nicole (Rosario Dawson) and Jeffrey (Scott Speedman) uncover a lead in the case. After hours spent scanning the internet for photos and video circulated by pedophiles, they come across images of Cassandra, alive in captivity.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Ontario. The cast and crew are mostly Canadian.

Director: Atom Egoyan
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Jennifer Weiss, Atom Egoyan, Simone Urdl, Stephen Traynor
Screenplay: Atom Egoyan, David Fraser

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  • 3 stars "Was an a good rental."
  • 5 stars "I thought it was great. Sometimes I got confused when it flashed to the past and back to the present. You can feel the frustration in Ryan's character when the police think he's behind the kidnapping. It's true to life acting so sure it seems slow at times. I'm glad they don't get graphic about what they're doing with the kids they kidnap. It shows how easily this could happen to unsuspecting kids."
  • 1 star "Two of these reviews are word for word the same as for a previous canadian film the great deception. I smell a rat here"