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|Rating:||R (for strong violence, torture, pervasive terror, grisly images, language and some sexual material)|
|Genre:||Mystery & Suspense, Horror|
|Directed By:||Roland Joffé|
|Written By:||Larry Cohen, Joseph Tura|
|In Theaters:||Jul 13, 2007 Wide|
|On DVD:||Oct 30, 2007|
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Critic Reviews for Captivity
Screw the culture cops who freaked out over Captivity's graphic poster and always cry 'torture porn' -- this is a gleefully nasty piece of red meat for horror hounds that delivers as promised.
[Joffe] brings an artful video-grunge look, and not much else, to this Saw clone.
Little more than a grungy-looking TV movie of the week with some pointless gore tossed in.
What a loathsome, reckless and sickening glimpse into madness this is.
Joffé's interest clearly lies in society's obsession with celebrity rather than the nuances of the genre, but Cohen's precision script succeeds in keeping him on the terror track.
There's something about Captivity that'll keep you watching; it could be your morbid curiosity, perhaps it's a sick bloodlust, or maybe, just maybe, it's because Elisha Cuthbert is clad in a low-cut dress at all times. My money's on all three.
Audience Reviews for Captivity
Almost didn't bother watching this as it was a one star movie in the TV guide. Decided to take a chance on it anyhow. Actually didn't think it was that awful.
Certainly I saw the slight twist coming a mile off, but aside from that, a grim and dark little thriller and Elisha does a good job as a captured actress.
Not sure i would watch it again - just the scene with the blender. Ugh! Pretty gory in places, but the saw movies are worse.
Fine as a freebie tv watch.
A good but fairly routine bit of kidnap and torture horror. Nothing we haven't really seen before so there's no surprises here. Yeah there's the odd grisly moment and a somewhat guilty satisfaction seeing the arrogant, stuck-up model being made to squirm... all part of her moral lesson. Passabale stuff if you're in the mood, but not very memorable.
Elisha Cuthbert stars as Jennifer Tree a super model who has her face plastered all over the billboards for all to see.well one night while at a nightclub her drink is spiked,she wakes in a basement cell where she is physically and psychologically tortured by a hooded captor
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