Friday, December 12, 2014

The Captive is a puzzle

5 second plot: A nine year old girl is kidnapped. The police have got no clue what happened. Their best guess is that the father sold her. We (the viewer) know that she was kidnapped by a crazy guy who keeps her locked up in a hidden room in his house. Mom and dad drift further and further apart as the years pass. The dad doesn't give up hope and keeps looking for his little girl.

5 second review: It's not a movie that does a lot of explaining. You have to figure out yourself what the big picture is. It's not chronological either, which makes it even more of a puzzle. It's not easy to construct a story like this, but they did a great job. It makes this a very interesting watch. The bad guys are too well organized though. It's just too easy for them. That takes the realistic edge off of it.

IMDb score: 5,8/10
Our score: 7/10