The majority of “Rogue Hostage” takes place during a siege of a Walmart-like store where people like buying things inexpensively, as the proprietor, Sam Nelson (John Malkovich), smugly observes. It’s the kind of location where a familiar-sounding but maybe imagined film like “Rogue Hostage” may turn up on the DVD shelf. It would also enough to use the recycle container. On the day when Sam, who is also a congressman, is scheduled to appear at the store, a group of aggressive men led by Eagan (Chris Backus) take the business and its patrons hostage, ostensibly to force Sam to confess to a crime. The motivation isn’t really important — at least, that’s how the director, Jon Keeyes, and the screenwriter, Mickey Solis, see it.
Although nearly all of the characters are linked, nothing makes sense. Kyle (Tyrese Gibson), a former Marine and current child protective services officer, is one of the captive clients. He is Sam’s stepson, and Mikki (Holly Taylor), a foster child with whom he has worked, is a shop employee. Mikki spends the most of the siege with her security supervisor, Sunshine (Luna Lauren Velez), who used to tutor Eagan in high school. Even in terms of constructing physical space — it’s difficult to figure out how Kyle subdues a violent father or hides in the home goods department, or how Sunshine opens a door without detonating a bomb – “Rogue Hosts” succeeds. IMDB