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The Captive (2014)

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Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writers:

Atom Egoyan (screenplay), David Fraser (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Durand ... Mika
Alexia Fast ... Cass
Mireille Enos ... Tina
Rosario Dawson ... Nicole
Aidan Shipley ... Albert
Ryan Reynolds ... Matthew
Paige Baril ... Paige
Bruce Greenwood ... Vince
Scott Speedman ... Jeffrey
William MacDonald ... Frank
Jason Blicker ... Sam
Aaron Poole ... Mike
Brendan Gall ... Teddy
Peyton Kennedy ... Young Cass
Mark Gorodnitsky Mark Gorodnitsky ... Young Albert
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Storyline

Teenager Cassandra is locked up against her will unable to contact her family to let them know 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. 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. Written by Anne Campbell

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The hunt is on. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen of the Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

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Ego Film Arts,The Film Farm See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was booed when it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival See more »

Goofs

Matthew is chased and being shot at. One bullet hits the left tail light of his truck. In the next scene, the tail light is fixed. See more »

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[first lines]
Mika: Maybe. Just this once. Let me think about it a little bit, okay?
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Break the Spell
Performed by Rachel Zeffira
Written by Rachel Zeffira
Used courtesy of Paper Bag Records & Universal Music Publishing Group, a division of Universal Music Canada, Inc. ©2012
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Boy, this is Bad
20 December 2014 | by reddpercSee all my reviews

It should be a telling indicator when a movie studio releases a movie online the same time they release it in the theaters. It means the studio knows it's a bomb, and is going to try and get the most money they can out of it, through all mediums, before the negative reviews take hold. Well, it worked, and they got my $5.99. Ugh.

Movie has the potential to be something gripping, but instead it just slugs along. In other films, showing scenes out of sequence is done for specific impact or effect. Here it's done as a gimmick - "Hey, how about we show this part here, and then just for the hell of it, show an earlier part next, and then something from the middle after that..." Give me a break. It serves absolutely no purpose, and only further confuses, frustrates, and angers the audience.

Some of the acting is well done, but it's not enough. The creepy child abductor character is practically wearing a "creepy child abductor" Halloween mask, and yet he shuffles through this entire movie with nobody suspecting a thing. The relationship between the male/female detective leads is awkward, and never fully explained. The secondary members of the detective team are introduced with specific "gifts", only to be essentially never seen again (never mind showing how their "gifts" are relevant to the story).

I've never written a review here before, but this is such a clunker, I just couldn't help myself. I cringe as some others are comparing this to Hitchcock. Lord, have ya seen Hitchcock? Cause this crap ain't even close.


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