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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
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
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.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
May 22, 2009
It's sort of Grange Hill meets Friday the 13th, with Stephen Prentice's script going for laughs and larks amid the slaughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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
May 22, 2009
Terrible dialogue, even worse acting and, crucially, a fatal lack of inventive over-the-top blood-letting, never mind things like actual scares or tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
May 22, 2009
It's pacily directed by Jon Wright, but Stephen Prentice's script is clichéd and unsophisticated, with characters too young to have seen Scream and probably too dumb to understand it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Irish Times
May 22, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

The Sun (UK)
May 22, 2009
Writer Stephen Prentice has simply copied American high school slashers. It is the kind of plagiarism which normally deserves to fail.
Full Review | 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
Gareth Bebb
Daily Express (UK)
May 22, 2009
Too crudely plotted to be genuinely scary, Tormented has a sick humour that should endear it to horror fans.
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
Charles Gant
Heat Magazine
May 22, 2009
Skins plus multiple slayings equals fun times, best enjoyed while mildly inebriated.
| Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
May 22, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Karl French
Financial Times
May 22, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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