This critically acclaimed erotic thriller stars Julia Ormond (SABRINA) and Tim Roth (PLANET OF THE APES) in a sexy story of forbidden desire and dangerous entrapment! After a beautiful woman (Ormond) unexpectedly finds pas... more »sion with a mysterious loner (Roth), they secretly begin an illicit affair! But soon, blackmail turns the relationship into a far more dangerous situation than they could have ever imagined! With everything at risk it's an impossible predicament that leaves them nowhere to hide ... and delivers riveting big-screen entertainment!« less
Liz F. (monkeygirl) from INDIANAPOLIS, IN Reviewed on 9/3/2009...
Tim Roth and Julia Ormond had some wonderful on-screen chemistry in this film! I loved it! Everybody has got to be a fan of Tim Roth if they want this film - it is such an emotional drama and keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting to know more.
I'd definitely recommend this to romantic drama lovers!
Brilliant acting by Roth and Ormond
Sidpayton | Woodbridge, Virginia United States | 12/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled upon this video very late one night about two weeks ago, quite by accident. I was drawn in immediately and held absolutely spellbound by the performances of both Tim Roth and Julia Ormond. Since then, I have purchased the video and rewatched it more times than I can count, each time loving the movie more. This is a love story against all odds, a tender, heart-wrenching, passionate love story, of two people drawn together by lonliness, need, and desire. I agree with one reviewer who said this was one of the most erotically charged films ever seen. I have never seen Roth portray this kind of character and, I must say, I have become an avid fan and only hope he will take on more roles of this nature. His performance was riveting, i.e., tender, sensitive, poignant, and very human. I certainly don't mean to downplay Ormond's performance, it was superb as well. The chemistry between the actors was incredibly real, both of whom conveyed so much feeling through their eyes, facial expressions and body language. Since discovering this gem, I have read a lot of the reviews, and I totally disagree with one movie critic who said Roth was miscast in the part. The fact that he does not look like Brad Pitt makes it even more believeable for me. Roth may not be handsome in the classic sense, but he has a unique look, very sexy, intense, charismatic and sensual. This movie touches me deeply, I only wish that the ending had not been so rushed. I would love to see this movie make it to DVD."
Sidpayton | 12/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, I just saw this movie and knew beforehand I'd love it. Why? Tim Roth. I would watch Tim Roth reading "Barney's Christmas Adventure". I don't care what he does, he's an excellent and riveting actor -watching him is like being drawn towards a graviational field . There are few actors with this much soul.
I've always puzzled over the so-called "Beautiful men" who are supposed to have all this sex appeal -they leave me cold. They're all too pretty for my tastes. They look like mannequins.
Roth is so uniquely "Roth" -there's no one else like him- and this gives him a powerful charisma. He's perfect in roles which require him to show off his natural raw energy and earthiness and this role as the tender yet passionate convict is perfect for him. Julia Ormand is also great and convincing as the woman rather stunned by her attraction to someone so unlikely. So much is conveyed between these two by facial expression. A beautifully nuanced performance by both actors, which makes the physicality of their later embrace so much more erotic than anything I've seen in film for a long, long time.
Very sexy in a gorgeous, sensuous way with delicious subtleties -right down to the tattoos on Roth's arm."
Pleasantly Surprised by Tim Roth in a "Romantic" Role
robbie koziol | 07/03/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I totally disagreed with a review of this movie in which it was suggested that Tim Roth was not suited for this role. While I already knew that he is a brilliant actor, I was swept away by the chameleonic, sensual quality he displayed in Captives. Roth, like John Malkovich in Dangerous Liaisons, has proven that you don't have to look like Brad Pitt to be the romantic leading man.The ending was a bit rushed for me; however, Roth and Ormond are very successful in their attempts to portray the tortured characters in this strange and slightly twisted love story."
Gemxx | 06/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw this film about two years ago but did not think much of it. I watched it again when it was broadcast late at night. How my opinion has changed. I found the relationship between Ormond and Roth beautiful, amist the cold and starkness of prison life. The contrast is what makes the love story different to many others around. The love and chemistry that bloomed between these two lonely people is what makes the film so compeling to watch. Both characters come from very different backgrounds with one thing in common; their devotion and seemingly true emotions for eachother. A great cast and script (especially the conclusion) pull at the heartstrings of the viewer. This proves that true love can survive all-there is a chance for us all."