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Dr. Ellen Sanders is a prominent surgeon whose life changes when her family is taken hostage in the midst of a political conspiracy. Their captor, rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle, wants her to kill the President when she operates on him. With a team of accomplices, Carlisle keeps the family in their home putting Ellen in a desperate position to keep her not so ordinary family safe.

Sandrine Holt

Sandrine Holt

Sandrine Gonzales

Dylan McDermott

Dylan McDermott

FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle

Rhys Coiro

Rhys Coiro

Kramer Delaney

Billy Brown

Billy Brown

Archer Petit

Tate Donovan

Tate Donovan

Brian Sanders

Quinn Shephard

Quinn Shephard

Morgan Sanders

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  • The Ultimate Movie Review! -- @tss5078

    8.0
    CBS's innovative and exciting new drama, Hostages, was chosen by critics to be the big hit of the 2013 fall season, but things didn't quite turn out that way. The show was much more than I expected and unlike anything else on network television, but the amazing story is both the reason people did and didn't watch it.



    The problem with Hostages was that if people did watch it an it was renewed, where else could you go? Season 2 would have required a whole other cast and story or else it would risk just going around in circles. It's also the kind of show where you have to watch it from the beginning and see every episode to know what's going on, so either way the show was doomed from the beginning. Don't get me wrong, the story was phenomenal, and would have been one of the best mini-series ever, but beyond that there was nowhere to go and I think people realized that.



    Dr. Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette) is one of the best surgeons in the country, and her day has come as she has been selected to operate on the President of The United States. The Sanders family are on top of the world, until one night a group of mercenaries break into their home and give her a simple task. Kill the President or we kill your family. From there the family is held hostage until the surgery is upon them.



    Toni Collette stars, and while she's been in a ton of things, this was easily her best performance since the Sixth Sense. She was so good that it seemed like the kind of role that was written specifically for her. The doctor had some wild ideas and took some crazy risks to try and find out who the mercenaries were and why they were really doing this.



    Collette is paired with veteran TV star, Dylan McDermott, who plays double duty as both her captor and as an FBI agent, who has a ton of other things on his plate. The story itself seems simplistic, but there are so many side elements that effect each character, but none more so than McDermott's charachter, FBI agent Duncan Carlyle.



    Hostages is edge of your seat excitement, with a cast that is top notch. There is so much more going on here than a simple hostage situation. Each character has their own story that could really be worthy of a film and the show goes in so many unexpected directions, it just really was outstanding in every sense of the word.



    I absolutely loved this show and watched all 15 episodes in a week, still the show was easily doomed to a single season, because of the complexity and inflexibility of the story.moreless
  • Please Renew!

    9.5
    I really liked this show. Please renew! It was interesting, suspenseful and always had a cliff hanger that left you wanting to come back for more.
  • Renewal, pretty please?

    10
    Please get this show renewed!
  • Hostages is Captivating

    7.5
    Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette lead the cast in the CBS drama Hostages. When the President goes under the knife for a routine surgery a group of mercenaries hold the surgeon's family hostage in order to force her to kill the President; but soon things get complicated and the family begins to question whether they should be helping the mercenaries instead of resisting them. The season starts out a little weak as it tries to seed too many subplots, but around midseason it finds its focus and begins to weave a compelling conspiracy. While there are some problem with story structure, Hostages delivers an entertaining 15 episode first season that's exciting and full of thrills.moreless
  • Hilariously ludicrous!

    9.0
    However I doubt that was the mood they were going for.
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