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Captive Movie Review

In Captive, Brian Nichols is in prison awaiting trial for a rape charge. He decides to escape from prison. He shoots and kills an officer, an agent, court reporter, and the judge overseeing his case. He recently found out that he has a newborn son and he is in search of tracking him down. He arrives at Ashley Smith’s apartment and he is able to capture her. He holds her hostage and ties her up. She is able to influence Brian Nichols and she reads the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren to him. The film also shows the backstory of willowed, Ashley Smith and her struggle with drugs and losing custody of her daughter. 

I live North of Atlanta and I remember the events surrounding the story of Brian Nichols and how he escape and killed four people and was on the loose from the police. I recall everyone being concerned about dangerous he was. I read the book a couple of months ago and I felt like the movie helped to bring the scenes even more to life. At times, I could feel how petrified Ashley felt in not knowing if she would get to see her daughter again. I loved watching this movie and I liked how it contained such a strong message about living in your God given purpose. I also liked how it showed the importance of breaking free from any addictions and strongholds you have in your life. If you’re looking for a new movie to check out, then read this one! 

About the movie:
Based on a miraculous story about the power of faith, Captive is an "amazing, inspiring" drama about the spiritual collision of two lost souls, Brian Nichols (Golden Globe Nominee David Oyelowo), on the run from police and desperate to make contact with his newborn son, takes recently widowed mother Ashley Smith (Kata Mara) hostage in her own apartment.  Fearing for her life and desperately hoping to see her daughter again, she turns to Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life for guidance.  Ashley and her captor face a crossroads where they discover hope and light in the midst of despair in the moving film that Dick Rolfe, CEO, Dove Foundation hailed as "powerful." 

DVD Release Date: January 5, 2016
Runtime: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse) 

There are over 30 minutes of bonus content on this DVD including Journey Through Darkness: Filming Captive and Faith and The Purpose Driven Life.  Also included with this DVD is a Digital HD copy that can be instantly streamed and downloaded.  



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