THE CAPTIVE has the tone, feel, and a similar structure of vintage 80s/early 90s Atom Egoyan (co-writer, director, producer) films, exploring such themes as voyeurism, dualism, and isolationism. This familiarity with Egoyan’s earlier work telegraphs what is going to happen, and dissipates any dramatic tension. It does get better, building drama toward the end from an unexpected source—Ryan Reynolds’ excellent performance as a father searching for his kidnapped daughter. Rosario Dawson is good as a Canadian police officer. However, her partner, played by Scott Speedman, seemed miscast, and Kevin Durand’s performance as a child abductor (not a spoiler because this is revealed early on) seemed a bit on the nose.