It’s hard to pass up an action film starring Bruce Willis. Even when it’s one I haven’t heard of before, I assume there’s a certain minimum level of enjoyment because Bruce Willis is always going to turn in a solid performance. Hostage is no exception to that rule; Willis is as good as ever here.
In Hostage Willis’s character, Jeff Talley, starts off as the hostage negotiator for L.A.P.D. After a negotiation goes awry, he loses confidence in himself, and takes a job as the police chief of a nearby suburb. He finds the job less stressful, as it’s a quiet town, and most days are essentially crime-free. Most days. Of course, we know there wouldn’t be a movie if that were always the case. Continue reading