A Christian movie that is thrilling and suspenseful, while being based on a true life story? Captive is a gritty movie that details the real life ordeal of Ashley Smith.

On 2005, Smith miraculously talked her way out of the hands of alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols after he took her hostage for seven hours in her suburban Atlanta apartment. Captive is a moving, inspirational account of her traumatic ordeal. The film expands on how her faith and the bestselling book The Purpose Driven Life helped her survive and bring the killer's murderous rampage to a peaceful end.

Just like her captor, Smith faced darkness and the loss of hope. Captive shows that there is hope beyond the darkness and despair. Romans 15:13 tells us that God will fill us with joy and peace when we put our hope and trust in Him. This movie shows that the gospel is relevant to everyone no matter what your circumstances are.

There were two special features on the DVD disc we rented. Both merited interest as they detailed the making of this gripping movie.