Captives (1994)

In my effort to appreciate Tim Roth more than I already do, I watched this 15-year-old romance drama. Plus Julia Ormond is in it - bonus!

Ormond plays a recently separated dentist who takes a job caring for prisoners' teeth. Among the motley crew, she meets a rather forward and very friendly prisoner (Roth). The two develop a romance, but the relationship doesn't go unnoticed by one of the unsavory prisoners and their lives hang in the balance.

The film works essentially because of the great acting and semi-plausible story. Some of the kinkier parts of the movie just send it into roll-your-eyes territory, but there is enough tension to keep you watching.


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