Thursday, 15 October 2015


UK Release Date: 11th March 2005

A failed police negotiator turned small town cop, must save the lives of a family held hostage, which draws him into a much more dangerous situation (

Director: Florent Siri

Starring: Bruce Willis, Ben Foster, Robert Knepper


Bruce Willis does what he can do best, and that's be John McClane. And John McClane he becomes. Comparisons are drawn instantly because differences are hard to find. Jeff Talley (Willis), now a humdrum cop after a bodged negotiating job, must negotiate his way through a new hostage crisis. A middle class family are being held in their house by some lower class youths looking to score themselves some money, and get at those they deem better than them. Tensions run high both inside and outside the house. Jeff's family is being held hostage as well, which thins out the main story. Things go awry when one of the youths, played by Ben Foster, goes bat-shit crazy. His change in mentality is absurd, even if a little entertaining. It doesn't fit Hostage's composition. At least McClane's around to sort the mess out.


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