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Tortured Reviews

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Super Reviewer
May 27, 2010
A predictable, yet watchable thriller. However, the final scene (suggesting that there's a scope for a sequel) was absolutely unnecessary & way too silly.
Super Reviewer
½ November 24, 2012
Tortured, for the most part, is the sort of film that you think is going one direction, and ends up going in another. This is largely to the film's benefit, being more concerned with set-up, story, and characters. As a character study, Tortured is helped greatly by a strong performance from Cole Hauser, who does an excellent job keeping up a sustained level of intensity, and has a depth not seen by the rest of the cast, despite some good work by James Cromwell (Laurence Fishburne phones it in for the most part). The writing holds up for most of the film, save the last act, which seems to lose the film's earlier sense of realism. Still, the plot twists help keep it suspenseful, and the execution is enough to keep you engaged. It ultimately doesn't rise much above a B thriller, but for what it is, it works.

3.5/5 Stars
Super Reviewer
½ October 8, 2008
This is one TWISTED type of "guess who" movie that could have been a made for TV kind of thing...see this for the SUSPENSE of it...Constantly ask yourself..."WHO'S ZIGGY"??? LOL!
iLeo
Super Reviewer
December 10, 2008
Great movie with a fascinating story plot about an undercover FBI agent who realizes that following the path of his father isn't so remarkable as he had once assumed. Struggling to come to terms with the deception, he realizes that in the end it is his choice alone but the consequences are great. Cole Hauser, James Cromwell, and Laurence Fishburne stars. Definitely worth seeing.
Super Reviewer
½ September 20, 2008
Cole Hauser plays a FBI agent deep undercover inside one of the worlds biggest crime groups so far he has just been running small errands for the top boss no one has seen untill one day he is asked to torture one of he group. Really decent crime thriller co starring Laurence Fishburne and James Cromwell as Hausers FBI dad with some secrets of his own. should be checked out
January 21, 2012
Very interesting film with alot of twist n turns shows how you think you know someone but you truly don't
½ January 26, 2009
Morbid, messed up movie (putting it nicely). Hauser plays a former Spec Forces FBI agent undercover for a ruthless criminal he never sees. The movie bounced from present to past often, in an attempt to blur the lines with what Hauser's character was thinking or feeling. Didn't work. The only thing that kept me riveted was finding out who really was the bad guy in the end ... which was a disappointment.
January 2, 2009
Fairly good movie w/ a (only somewhat) surprise twist ending. The problem is, the twist creates plot holes.
December 27, 2008
Very good acting, strong cast, and some very hardcore scenes. Fishburne takes one heck of a roughing up. The movie felt very realistic, but the ending left me scratching my head.
½ December 7, 2008
once i got over the graphic torture, i really liked it. i called some parts of this, but the end was surprising. a constant switching of past and now got a little confusing and it all melted into one. despite all of this, i liked it
½ September 3, 2008
It was ok but not great. It's worth seeing though. It took a little while to get started but still keeps your interest. It jumps around a bit but not enough that you can't keep up with what is going on. The acting was done well and it was a good cast. The ending is really surprising. All in all, it's a good film but could have used some better direction and writing. That's why this film is just an ok movie and nothing great. Also, it states here on Flixster that Kevin James( The King of Queens & Hitch) was in this movie and he isn't! There is someone else with the same name in this movie but it isn't him. Get your info right Flixster!
October 12, 2008
Laurence Fishburne surprised me with how well he pulled off the being the pussy for nearly the entire flick!
½ August 18, 2015
confused is all i can say!
Robbanflix
Super Reviewer
August 31, 2008
A good crime thriller with the great Laurence Fishburne and fairly actor Cole Hauser from a few big movies. Story follows a undercover agent in a dangerous crime world.. Interesting plot from start til end and worth seeing for sure.
October 19, 2013
If you are a little bit squeamish then this movie is not for you. The severe bondage is painful and bloodthirsty, well acted with an overbearing on the suffering. Strong acting gives this story an edge that makes for entertainment of the highest quality. Photography keeps its distance allowing the eye to absorb the haunting backdrop with twist and turns, shocking. Nibbles: Stuffed Turkey Loaf.
Super Reviewer
½ November 24, 2012
Tortured, for the most part, is the sort of film that you think is going one direction, and ends up going in another. This is largely to the film's benefit, being more concerned with set-up, story, and characters. As a character study, Tortured is helped greatly by a strong performance from Cole Hauser, who does an excellent job keeping up a sustained level of intensity, and has a depth not seen by the rest of the cast, despite some good work by James Cromwell (Laurence Fishburne phones it in for the most part). The writing holds up for most of the film, save the last act, which seems to lose the film's earlier sense of realism. Still, the plot twists help keep it suspenseful, and the execution is enough to keep you engaged. It ultimately doesn't rise much above a B thriller, but for what it is, it works.

3.5/5 Stars
½ May 8, 2012
Decent pacing and keeps the suspense going.
January 21, 2012
Very interesting film with alot of twist n turns shows how you think you know someone but you truly don't
March 30, 2011
It was funny to see Laurence Fishburne as the timid frightened victim; his acting was overall done well. The psychological tolls suffered by Cole Hauser's character should have been explored in more depth and his mediocre acting didn't help. Especially when talking to his girlfriend.
½ March 16, 2011
Decent movie, good story line.
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