Film

Uncaptivating

OUT NOW! With its perpetual Christian undertones, CAPTIVE feels less like an inspiring true story than a one-dimensional sermon.

The unlikely but true story of meth addict Ashley (Mara) taken hostage by Brian Nichols (Oyelowo), who goes on a killing spree after discovering he’s a father, Jerry Jameson’s Captive is the tale of two lost souls who find meaning to their lives after spending a night hostage together. Despite incredibly watchable performances from Mara and Oyelowo, its talkshow genesis is laid awkwardly bare as the credits roll, and there’s an insistent Christian message that turns one life-changing event into a one-dimensional sermon.

Captive | Directed by Jerry Jameson (USA 2015) with Kate Mara, David Oyelowo. Starts September 17