Labor Day, No Good Deed and The Boy Next Door are three in a spate of movies that deal with psychotic men and/or criminals coming into the home of a mother and threatening her status quo. Captive is the latest addition to this, and follows in the vein of War Room for its religious undertones.
Kate Mara is clearly trying to establish her versatility in preparation for an Oscar run in the next year or two. Captive won’t do her any harm, but it won’t set the world on fire.
It’s in UK cinemas from 25th September 2015.