Rogue Hostage is a 2021 American action-adventure story film directed by Jon Keeyes and stars Tyrese Gibson, John Malkovich, and Michael Jai White. In ROGUE HOSTAGE, Kyle Snowden (Tyrese Gibson) works in Child Protecting Services and suffers alarming flashbacks to his period of time service. The single father of a young girl, he additionally lives his life under the gaze of his powerful father surrogate, Congressman Sam Nelson (John Malkovich). Once rescuing a young boy from a violent state of affairs, Kyle and his partner (Brandi Bravo) notice themselves at one among Nelson's shops, where he's set to present a speech. Suddenly terrorists, led by Eagan (Christopher Backus) and resolute revenge, invade the shop and take everybody captive.
Director Jon Keeyes does not appear significantly curious about establishing the physical space or using it to come up with suspense, and therefore the cheap-looking CG visual effects and stormy shaky-cam definitely do not facilitate matters. Imposingly, the performers -- not simply the two leads, but others, too -- appear to be the sole ones giving a bit over the vacant minimum; Malkovich particularly looks to be up-to-date along with his character's emotional and sensible center. Michael Jai White as Nelson's bodyguard, Luna Lauren Velez as a store manager, and Holly Taylor as a thieving worker, all bring a bit one thing further still. It's regrettable that the utterly routine movie around them isn't worthy of them.
The “lone hero taking up nefarious terrorists” has long been a figure the action genre has embraced (thanks Die Hard) and if the ingredients are engaging enough, such imitations will still manage to be gratifying, despite all their certainty. Rogue Hostage, however, even with Malkovich and a capable action lead in Tyrese Gibson, does everything in such a gloomy fashion that it can’t even muster simple thrills in a very “so dangerous it’s good” type of way.
Rogue Hostage looks virtually determined to form itself as innocent of thrills and recreation as attainable. There are capable performers existing and therefore the 30-odd names connected as either producers or executive producers is enough to lure you in with a false sense of happiness, but, virtually rebelliously, they’ve worked in unison to forge a careless, unmemorable film that’s best left as a slain victim.
Final Score – [4/10]
Reviewed by – Ritika Kispotta
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