The Captive (2014)
First screened in January 2015
Director: Atom Egoyan. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson, Scott Speedman, Alexia Fast, Peyton Kennedy, Kevin Durand, Bruce Greenwood, Christine Horne, Arsinée Khanjian, Aidan Shipley, Ella Ballentine, Kelsey Ruhl, Jason Blicker, William MacDonald. Screenplay: Atom Egoyan and David Fraser.

Twitter Capsule: Egoyan can't let go of fractured narratives, kids in sexual peril, blunt motifs of Mediation. He is his own albatross.

VOR:   Vestiges of technical proficiency and unique sensibility, except Egoyan has trod this ground so insistently and often. Sorry, rocker. Your new stuff sounds like your old, better stuff.

Photo © 2014 A24/eOne Entertainment/Ego Film Arts/The Film Farm

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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