The Tortured (2012)
Average Rating: 2.6/10
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Average Rating: 1.9/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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Average Rating: 2.7/5
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Craig and Elise had all the ingredients for an ideal life: a great marriage, a wonderful five-year-old son, a charming home and a bright future. Then, on one sunny day, their perfect world is irrevocably shattered . Leaving their five year old son, Ben, alone for only a moment, Craig is horrified to see him being abducted from their own front yard. Sadly, the desperate police search for the kidnapper proves to be in vain when the child is found dead. Months later, a chance tip leads police to
Jun 15, 2012 Limited
IFC Films - Official Site
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Elise, Elise Landry
Craig, Craig Landry
District Attorney, L...
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Its clichés grow slightly funny. But not funny enough to make the endless torture scenes bearable.
[It] suggests only that ferreting out new ways to inflict pain requires more imagination than anyone on hand realized.
It's a revolting horror film that wastes the talents and good looks of Erika Christensen and Jesse Metcalfe in favor of severed penises and other violent atrocities performed on a kitchen table.
The flick gets off on surgical slicings and an overall Fincheresque gloominess, the latter becoming an unwitting joke.
Lean, nasty, and patently absurd, The Tortured plays like one long scream of agony.
A stupendously inane and pointless slice of revenge-based horror whose title might as well describe the audience watching it.
The title is an apropos description of audiences who sit through this inept low-budget psychological thriller, which would be considered tasteless if it weren't so incompetent.
The torture-porn label would stick if wasn't so hard to imagine anyone getting much out of it.
Robert Lieberman's Perverted Justice advert spins its wheels with scene after scene impatiently cut like a montage sequence.
It's an angry picture, but that dependable sense of rage doesn't carry through to the end. Instead, the effort dissolves into a strange genre predictability.
No amount of plucked-off fingernails are going to fill this empty vessel with any semblance of a point.
A serviceable genre entry that is, admittedly, destined to leave non-horror fans absolutely cold.
a film more suited to the bottom shelf of the DVD rental store, not the multiplex.
...a passable horror effort that remains a marginal cut above its direct-to-video brethren.
A sick abomination, an excuse to squeeze in an hour of torture between eighteen minutes of melodrama and schlock...
Audience Reviews for The Tortured
- Craig: My son has been kidnapped!
- Elise: [crying] Whoever has my little boy please don't hurt him. Please.
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