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Based on a true story that drew national attention! On the run as the subject of a citywide manhunt, convict escapee Brian Nichols takes recovering addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment. Will they both find hope when she begins reading aloud from Rick Warren's The Purpose-Driven Life? Rate PG-13. Dove faith-based. Closed-captioned. Approx. 97 minutes.
|Publication Date: 2016|
Captive: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage HeroAshley SmithWilliam Morrow Paperbacks / 2015 / Trade Paperback$8.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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Captive: Music Inspired By The Motion Picture [Music Download]Various ArtistsSpecial Markets/Word / 2015 / Music Download$9.99
Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero - eBookAshley Smith, Stacy MattinglyHarperCollins e-books / 2010 / ePub$14.99
Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero Audiobook [Download]Ashley Smith, Stacy MattinglyZondervan / 2005 / Audio Download$18.99
Adina Neufeld1 Stars Out Of 5nadiaApril 22, 2016Adina NeufeldQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Extremely disappointed in my purchase. Violent murder. Violent abduction. Nothing about the movie made me think i was watching a 'Christian' movie. Couldnt watch it to the end.
Mark4 Stars Out Of 5InspiringJanuary 22, 2016MarkQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I am not a huge fan of the Rick Warren book mentioned in the movie, so I really had no plans to watch it until I received a review opportunity for it and read about the movie.... so I figured I might as well do it.
The movie doesn't sugarcoat anything. The main character is a drug addict who has had her little girl taken from her, and she is still doing drugs. There is also gun violence in the movie as it shows the bad guy shooting and killing a few people. Other than those two issues, the movie is clean and curse-free.
Captive does a great job of showing a young woman down on her luck whose life is suddenly turned more upside down as she becomes the captive of a man on the run for murder. The acting is top notch, and the movie producers did a great job of making a movie length story about these true events.
The book plays a rather small part in the movie, but it does seem to help soften the criminal to bring about the ending that happens instead of one that could have ended in tragedy. The movie shows that good can come out of even an event such as this young woman went through.
I enjoyed the movie and it held my attention well. Great plot and characters.
tickmenotKansas CityGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5What Would You Do?January 18, 2016tickmenotKansas CityGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What Would You Do?
On March 11, 2005, Brian Nichols shot and killed four people in the Atlanta courthouse. While the entire city of Atlanta is looking for the escaped killer, Ashley Smith didn't think he would come anywhere near her. She was wrong and almost paid for that mistake with her life.
This single mom and widow, has been fighting demons of her own in the form of drug addiction. She was just making strides in getting her life together, when she finds herself being held captive. The killer that the entire city of Atlanta is looking for has shown up in her small suburb, and is holding her hostage in her new apartment.
Watch this movie to see the exciting true story unfold and learn how Ashley is able to remain alive, and even talk to her hostile captor about God. Learn how Ashley's life is never the same. Witness what happens when her captor tells her he doesn't trust her, and she believes she is taking her last breathe here on earth. You will be riveted by this inspiring and exciting movie.
This movie is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse.
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTCs 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing bookreadingtic this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5engagingJanuary 17, 2016lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This movie is based on a true story that can be read about in the book Captive: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero. In 2005, Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols are about to meet in a dramatic and life- changing way. Brian Nichols is set to appear in a courtroom to face criminal charges when he accosts the sheriff guarding him, steals her weapon and then proceeds to take the lives of four people and escapes. Brian then steals various vehicles to avoid capture. When he captures Ashley outside her apartment, he then proceeds to keep her there with him for hours. During that time, she reads a book given to her called, The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, which originally she had trashed after leaving a meeting for those trying to break free of living on drugs.
I read the book first which helped fill in some of the gaps not shown in the movie. When seeing the movie, please dont allow young children to watch it due to the violence. There is a vast difference when I read a book as to see it played out on the screen. The movie really grabs ones heart and attention, drawing the audience back to a tragic event in 2005. At the end of the movie, there is a clip of the real Ashley Smith when she appeared on Oprah as well as the sheriff who was beaten.
There is also a memoriam to those who lost their lives that day in court. I remember this event when it broke on the news, but hearing what went on in the courtroom and then with Ashley really was very moving. It also reminds us that just because the moment he is captured is over the ripple effect of the aftermath continues today.
Above all, we see Gods hand moving and working on hearts when evil is trying to ruin many lives. My heart went out to the families who lost a loved one and to Ashley Smith. It is beyond understanding why Brian chose to commit the actions he carried out. I pray the families have been able to work through their suffering and see how God is carrying them, loving them and healing them. I saw too how God kept Brian from doing worse to Ashley and protected her from falling back into the drugs after it was over.