Tortured (2008)





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Escaped convicts Quaid and Kirk enter in to a lethal game of cat and mouse after abducting a pretty hostage, and clashing over what to do with her once they've found a place to hide out. Though sadistic Quaid wants to make the girl his personal sex slave, Kirk's conscience won't let him stand idly by while another person endures such inhumane abuse. When these criminals clash, only the strongest of the two will live to see another day. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Mystery & Suspense
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Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Cole Hauser
as Kevin
Laurence Fishburne
as Archie Green
Jon Cryer
as Brian
James Denton
as Murphy
Kevin Pollak
as FBI Psychiatrist
Alistair Abell
as FBI Agent #4
Josh Blacker
as Agent #1
Michelle Boback
as Post Office Store Employee
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Critic Reviews for Tortured

All Critics (2)

A terrific cast delivering top performances %u2026 but the writing %u2026 ends up tying itself in knots

Full Review… | March 20, 2009
Urban Cinefile

...a well-intentioned yet undeniable misfire.

Full Review… | December 1, 2008
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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

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

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A predictable, yet watchable thriller. However, the final scene (suggesting that there's a scope for a sequel) was absolutely unnecessary & way too silly.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

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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.

Leo L
Leo L

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