Oyelowo is terrific in ‘Captive’ (Our grade: B+)

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Kate Mara portrays Ashley Smith, left, and David Oyelowo portrays Brian Nichols in a scene from "Captive."  (Evan Klanfer/Paramount Pictures via AP)

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Kate Mara portrays Ashley Smith, left, and David Oyelowo portrays Brian Nichols in a scene from “Captive.” (Evan Klanfer/Paramount Pictures via AP)

Colin Covert – Minneapolis Star Tribune

David Oyelowo, the picture of principled honor as Dr. Martin Luther King in “Selma,” delivers unmitigated evil as the murderer at the heart of “Captive.” He plays psychopath Brian Nichols, whose 2005 murder spree terrified Atlanta. As he did before, Oyelowo explores issues of suffering and spiritual salvation in mature, realistic terms.

Both faith-based and fact-based, “Captive” is a crime thriller based on Ashley Smith’s uplifting memoir, “Unlikely Angel.”

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