Chained (2012)

Coming home from a routine trip to the movies, eight-year-old Tim (Bird) and his mother, Sarah (Ormond) are picked up by a psychopathic cab driver named Bob (D'Onofrio). It ends up being their last ride together. Bob murders the young… More

Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: October 2, 2012
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Harvey

It boasts no character insight, social commentary or discernible overall point to counter charges that this is just a redundant wallow in arted-up, torture-porn cruelty.

Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Jennifer Lynch, daughter of David, does the filmmaking equivalent of drunkenly totalling dad's prized Ferrari.

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Anton Bitel

In this claustrophobic cabbie horror, Jennifer Lynch makes us captive passengers as she traces a chain of domestic abuse to its bitter Oedipal end.

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Scott Weinberg

Deserves credit for trying to mine some relatively intelligent chills out of something different, topical, and primally disturbing.

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Damon Wise
Radio Times

[It] will likely find favour with horror audiences looking for something more thoughtful than another instalment of Saw.

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Peter Bradshaw

Chained is silly and nasty at the same time.

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Simon Foster

Lynch...presents nuanced, sepia-tinged menace with a clear and determined eye.

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Rich Cline

Filmmaker Lynch (daughter of David) knows how to push our buttons, using misogynist violence to keep us uncomfortable right through this contained, stylish thriller.

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Matthew Turner

Impressively directed and superbly written, this is a chilling, thought-provoking horror movie with a pair of terrific performances by Vincent D'Onofrio and newcomer Eamon Farren.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
Whereas David Lynch is a master of creating great psychological stories full of symbolism, his daughter Jennifer always barely scratches the surface, here with… More
Caesar Mendez
Chained is an example of a movie that doesn't know what it wants to be. It tries to be a horror movie and physiological drama while doing none of them to… More
Reid Volk
Chained is a decent horror movie that tries to be a dual character study of one man raised in physical bondage and another raised in emotional bondage. It has… More
Daniel Parsons
Much better than I was expecting, another twisty, disturbing picture from Jennifer Lynch - much like her earlier Surveillance. There's a very late twist… More
The Movie Waffler
With this being her third film in roughly as many years, Lynch seems to have fully recovered from the battering she took over her 1993 debut "Boxing… More