Captive

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  • Summary: A movie about the consequences of both political and psychological repression, Cautiva ultimately personifies the resilience of the human spirit. (Laemmle/Zeller Films)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    Part detective story, part coming of political age saga, and all teenage identity crisis, Captive is the first film written and directed by Gaston Biraben , who has worked steadily as a Hollywood sound editor since the early '90s. That professionalism shows in the polished filmmaking as well as an occasional tendency toward shallower melodrama than the situation deserves.
  2. 70
    Intelligent, moving film.
  3. 63
    The initial suspense of Cautiva gives way to sentimental clich├ęs, but Lombardo's performance (including a daring nude scene) keeps us watching.
  4. 60
    This intriguing debut by Argentinean writer-director Gaston Biraben sets up a lot of tough choices before finally taking the easy way out.
  5. 50
    If Biraben had devoted more energy to the human contours of his story, its metaphorical implications would have sorted themselves out. Instead, he herds his characters toward a foregone conclusion, reducing both their scope and his story's power.
  6. 50
    The middle section of the film has some of the superficiality of a made-for-Lifetime drama of female distress and resilience, a bit too eager to make its points and solve its dramatic problems at the cost of the messiness that would bring the story fully to life.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. DannyV.D.
    Dec 25, 2006
    10
    Yep, this is an almost perfect movie. I saw this movie a few months ago in the local filmclub, it's still in my yop 3 of the movies Yep, this is an almost perfect movie. I saw this movie a few months ago in the local filmclub, it's still in my yop 3 of the movies i've seen in 2006. Some critics should find another job, too bad it's impossible to find the region 2 dvd in english. Expand
  2. MarceloM.
    Nov 27, 2006
    10
    Wonderful movie, wonderful performances, great script. I have NO idea why critics gave it this score... and gave Borat an 85!
  3. Muriel
    Mar 6, 2007
    8
    Cristina/Sofia's acceptance of her "new" family, as depicted, seems abrupt and rushed, and at times the acting is self-conscious, but in Cristina/Sofia's acceptance of her "new" family, as depicted, seems abrupt and rushed, and at times the acting is self-conscious, but in spite of some flaws, it is an emotionally powerful film. I agree that the Metascore is unduly low. Expand

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