Captivity Reviews

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July 19, 2007
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.
July 18, 2007
[Joffe] brings an artful video-grunge look, and not much else, to this Saw clone.
July 16, 2007
It's not scary because not one second is believable.
July 16, 2007
The real horror here is how anyone, especially a two-time Oscar nominated director, could be this hard up for work.
July 14, 2007
Rarely have I found myself so uncomfortable viewing anything over such an extended period of time. There's nothing redeemable here. It's not tense or scary; it's just demented.
July 14, 2007
Captivity the movie has been thoroughly eclipsed by Captivity the marketing.
July 14, 2007
No acting, no pulse-pounding suspense, no humor or vicarious visceral thrills. There's a story, here, and not on the screen. It's about what happened to a once-fine filmmaker that brought him this low.
July 14, 2007
When, in the last few minutes, Cuthbert finally slipped her bonds and began looking for her tormentors, I knew exactly how she felt.
July 14, 2007
It's a Saw rip-off with less smarts. (Take a moment, please, to allow that sentence to sink in.)
July 13, 2007
The controversy may have piqued the curiosity of horror fans but the film is undeserving of any further attention, managing to be both nastily unpleasant and laughably ludicrous.
July 13, 2007
A spirit-sapping exercise in female degradation fantasy.
July 13, 2007
Captivity has the compulsory quality of a straight-to-DVD movie -- and considering the fast-fading torture-porn movement, that's no doubt the destiny of similar offerings to follow.
July 13, 2007
Slick, sick sleaze.
July 13, 2007
What made the esteemed director of The Killing Fields and The Mission stoop to this is anybody's guess.
July 13, 2007
Destined to be better remembered for its grisly billboard imagery than for its relatively tame torture-porn tropes.
July 13, 2007
One has to worry about a world where there is a constant appetite for films like this one.
June 22, 2007
Larry Cohen, an experienced horror hand, wrote this, and Joffé does his best to keep the tension boiling up to a ridiculous climax. Even so, everybody involved should be ashamed of this nasty farrago.
June 22, 2007
The film itself is a very sorry and unthrilling piece of nastiness, peddling some pretty crass nonsense about what it imagines to be female psychology.
June 22, 2007
Roland Joffé's feeble attempt to swing with the latest horror-flick fashion for gratuitous sensation is embarrassing
June 22, 2007
Joffe and his screenwriter Larry Cohen deserve a little credit for pointing up the psychological horrors where they can, but Captivity is still a grubby, exploitative film with an extremely guessable twist and universally dull performances.
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