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On a visit to his childhood home to look in on his mother, famous playwright Robert Longfellow (Martin Donovan) is taken hostage by Gus (David Morse), an ex-con neighbor he has avoided since he was a boy. As the drama unfolds on the cable news channels, the two men unexpectedly bond until the mood darkens and shots ring out.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 24
- Fresh: 18
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: An exceedingly earnest, high-minded hostage drama in which any visceral tension is secondary to topical debates by a captor and his prisoner.
Fresh: The dolefully talented actor Martin Donovan wrote, directed, and stars in a pressure-cooker two-hander.
Fresh: On one level, it's a dark, funny tragedy, but it's also Donovan's thesis on his own craft.
Fresh: It's no surprise that Donovan's directorial debut finds him firmly rejecting the mainstream in favor of a deliberately suffocating challenge.