Captivity (2007)

Vatel director Roland Joffé teams with screenwriters Larry Cohen and Joseph Tura to adapt an original story by Cohen concerning a fashion model (Elisha Cuthbert) and her chauffeur, who are kidnapped and held captive by a sadistic serial… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 13, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lacking scares or psychological insight, Captivity is a distasteful entry in the 'torture porn' subgenre.

Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly

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.

Tony Wong
Toronto Star

The real horror here is how anyone, especially a two-time Oscar nominated director, could be this hard up for work.

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Scott Weinberg

Little more than a grungy-looking TV movie of the week with some pointless gore tossed in.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

[Joffe] brings an artful video-grunge look, and not much else, to this Saw clone.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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David Keyes

What a loathsome, reckless and sickening glimpse into madness this is.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

It's not scary because not one second is believable.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Captivity the movie has been thoroughly eclipsed by Captivity the marketing.

Alan Jones
Radio Times

Joffé's interest clearly lies in society's obsession with celebrity rather than the nuances of the genre, but Cohen's precision script succeeds in keeping him on the terror track.

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Almost didn't bother watching this as it was a one star movie in the TV guide. Decided to take a chance on it anyhow. Actually didn't think it was… More
Dean McKenna
An okay horror-thriller film, but it catches on to the 'torture porn'. There is some blood and some nasty gore but nothing like… More
Lee ?
A good but fairly routine bit of kidnap and torture horror. Nothing we haven't really seen before so there's no surprises here. Yeah there's the… More
Lady D'arbanville
Way over the top in a ?Saw-like? type of way, but enjoyable all the same. Expensive contraptions and a pretty predictable outcome, but one that?s much worthier… More
♥Robyn M♥
Elisha Cuthbert stars as Jennifer Tree a super model who has her face plastered all over the billboards for all to see.well one night while at a nightclub her… More
Leigh Ryan
Saw the storyline from a mile away but it was still good.