• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Horror, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jon Wright
    In Theaters:
    May 22, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 31, 2010
  • Pathé Distribution


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Tormented Reviews

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

A gruesome, edgy, ambitious, and sometimes funny horror tale that doesn't shy away from exploring adolescent cruelty.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

December 4, 2009

There's a huge amount of respect for the horror side of things here as well. If it sounds like your cup of tea, then dive in as soon as you possibly can.

Full Review Source: Dread Central | Original Score: 4/5

July 15, 2009
Edward Porter
Times [UK]

Jon Wright's film delivers its shocks as efficiently as the average American equivalent. Its British jokiness makes it less scary than it perhaps could have been, but it gains more from this trade-off than it loses.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

May 28, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's well enough made, fairly inventive and the bullies practise safe sex. But the film tips its hand a little too early.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

May 28, 2009

Daily Record [UK]

The film does deliver a high gore quotient which should keep fans of the genre happy.

| Original Score: 3/5

May 28, 2009

Sunday Mail [UK]

Brilliantly funny at times, it's well worth a look - even if the script is as holey as some of the bullies end up.

Full Review Source: Sunday Mail [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

May 28, 2009
Rosie Fletcher
SFX Magazine

A smart, competent horror-com that's easily a match for its US counterparts.

Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 27, 2009
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

It's diverting, occasionally moving, and has two secret weapons, teen heart-throb Alex Pettyfer and newcomer Tuppence Middleton.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2009
Matt Glasby

A for effort, C for artistry, this wayward teen of a movie is confusing, amusing and scary - a bit like school itself.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2009
Andrew Pulver

Despite its weaknesses, though, there's something appealing about Tormented. It may or may not portend a revival of popular British horror, but at least no one can mistake this for the grim compulsions of the torture-porn aficionado.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2009
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

There's enough vitriolic bitching among the bullying contingent to make Jon Wright's movie trashily entertaining up to a point.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2009
Lara Martin
Digital Spy

What Tormented lacks in US gloss and glamour it more than matches in escapist fun, making it an enjoyable, if forgettable, ride.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2009
Charles Gant
Heat Magazine

Skins plus multiple slayings equals fun times, best enjoyed while mildly inebriated.

| Original Score: 4/5

May 22, 2009
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Tormented works so successfully. The laughs are funny, the scares genuine, and the flashbacks to Darren's caught on camera torture all too believable.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 4/5

May 22, 2009
Ellen E Jones
Total Film

A slasher for the Twitter generation, Tormented catches the spirit of the times without being too try-hard. Quips and snogging take precedence over scares, but its commentary on new technology's power to intimidate is chillingly apt.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2009
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Enjoyably gruesome, and with some timely comments about the recent craze for cyber-bullying, here's a horror perfectly pitched at its teenage target audience.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

May 22, 2009
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]

Cool, sexy, amusing and nicely chilling, Tormented is a smart bit of home-grown slasher mayhem.

Full Review Source: Sunday Mirror [UK]

May 22, 2009
Karl French
Financial Times

Tormented is a neat, stylish British horror film which, while not quite as resonant as last year's Eden Lake, still packs a punch.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2009
Gareth Bebb
Daily Express

Too crudely plotted to be genuinely scary, Tormented has a sick humour that should endear it to horror fans.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

May 22, 2009
Robbie Collin
News of the World

Tormented deserves a thumbs- up for its top young cast, its willingness to try something different, and for delivering a slew of fun, if hugely unfrightening, moments. So well done for, er, having a stab.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2009
Mark Kermode
BBC Radio Five Live
April 4, 2011
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