Captive parents guide


Sometimes good things can come from bad.

Release date September 18, 2015

Ashley Smith (Kate Mara) already had a host of personal problems before she was taken captive in her own apartment by escaped convict Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo). Based on a true story, this movie explores how courage and faith changed the the lives of both the hostage and kidnapper.

Why is Captive rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Captive PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse.

Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Captive rated PG-13? Captive is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse.

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Scenes that may frighten children.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- References to drugs, alcohol or tobacco use.
- Tobacco use.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Violence, Tobacco Use.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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? Limited Release

Captive is currently in limited release. Therefore we may not be able to offer a full review on its release date. In the meantime, please check the Content Details section to find out what you can expect in this film.

News About "Captive"

Cast and Crew

Captive is directed by Jerry Jameson and stars Kate Mara, David Oyelowo, Mimi Rogers.

Learn more about Brian Nichols' and how the faith of his hostage Ashley Smith changed the outcome of their dangerous encounter.
The book Smith read to Nichols during the time she spent as a captive is The Purpose of a Driven Life.

From the Studio:
The film tells the dramatic, thrilling and spiritual true story of Ashley Smith (Mara), a single mother and recovering drug addict who was taken hostage in her own apartment by fugitive, murderer and accused rapist Brian Nichols (Oyelowo). With her back against the wall, Smith turned to the personal spiritual journey of Rick Warren’s best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life in an attempt to survive and help Brian find a better way out.
- Paramount Pictures

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Captive movie is January 5, 2016. Here are some details…

Captive releases to DVD on January 5, 2016.

Related home video titles:

Unexpected sympathy grows out of another hostage taking in the movie Labor Day. Other criminals seek for redemption in One the Waterfront and Les Miserable.