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Tormented Reviews

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Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Under-exploring the big reveal of the murderer and dragging the set plays out a little too long, Tormented's early promise fails to pull home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
December 4, 2009
A gruesome, edgy, ambitious, and sometimes funny horror tale that doesn't shy away from exploring adolescent cruelty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
November 6, 2009
By the end, "Tormented" is such a listless take on a potentially interesting idea that it feels like its own remake.
July 15, 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 | Original Score: 4/5
Edward Porter
Times (UK)
May 28, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
May 28, 2009
It's well enough made, fairly inventive and the bullies practise safe sex. But the film tips its hand a little too early.

Daily Record (UK)
May 28, 2009
The film does deliver a high gore quotient which should keep fans of the genre happy.
| Original Score: 3/5

Sunday Mail [UK]
May 28, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Rosie Fletcher
SFX Magazine
May 27, 2009
A smart, competent horror-com that's easily a match for its US counterparts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
May 22, 2009
It's diverting, occasionally moving, and has two secret weapons, teen heart-throb Alex Pettyfer and newcomer Tuppence Middleton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
May 22, 2009
Solid storytelling, attractive cast and modish updates are let down by a lack of scares and jokes. IMHO not gr8, don't xpkt to LOL.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Matt Glasby
Film4
May 22, 2009
A for effort, C for artistry, this wayward teen of a movie is confusing, amusing and scary - a bit like school itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
May 22, 2009
The qualitative bar for execrable homegrown comedy-horror was recently set at ground level by Lesbian Vampire Killers, here is a movie so inept and ill-conceived that it manages to scrape a place for itself directly below that particular abomination.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
May 22, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 22, 2009
There's enough vitriolic bitching among the bullying contingent to make Jon Wright's movie trashily entertaining up to a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Limara Salt
Little White Lies
May 22, 2009
Any good horror film needs not only blood spattered deaths aplenty but a good murderer too. Tormented fails that test.
| Original Score: 2/5
Lara Martin
Digital Spy
May 22, 2009
What Tormented lacks in US gloss and glamour it more than matches in escapist fun, making it an enjoyable, if forgettable, ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charles Gant
Heat Magazine
May 22, 2009
Skins plus multiple slayings equals fun times, best enjoyed while mildly inebriated.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
May 22, 2009
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Ellen E Jones
Total Film
May 22, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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