The Tortured
The Tortured (2012)

Craig and Elise had all the ingredients for an ideal life: a great marriage, a wonderful five-year-old son, a charming home and a bright future. Then, on one sunny day, their perfect world is irrevocably shattered . Leaving their five year… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 15, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2012
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kyle Smith
New York Post

Its clichés grow slightly funny. But not funny enough to make the endless torture scenes bearable.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

It's a revolting horror film that wastes the talents and good looks of Erika Christensen and Jesse Metcalfe in favor of severed penises and other violent atrocities performed on a kitchen table.

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Brent Simon

A stupendously inane and pointless slice of revenge-based horror whose title might as well describe the audience watching it.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

[It] suggests only that ferreting out new ways to inflict pain requires more imagination than anyone on hand realized.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

The torture-porn label would stick if wasn't so hard to imagine anyone getting much out of it.

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Todd Jorgenson

The title is an apropos description of audiences who sit through this inept low-budget psychological thriller, which would be considered tasteless if it weren't so incompetent.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

The flick gets off on surgical slicings and an overall Fincheresque gloominess, the latter becoming an unwitting joke.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Robert Lieberman's Perverted Justice advert spins its wheels with scene after scene impatiently cut like a montage sequence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Director Robert Lieberman crafts a torture porn revenge flick that has some sketchy but at times pretty decent performances. As far as the film is concerned,… More
Lady D'arbanville
Compared to films such as "Saw" and "Hostel" as it is, this one is a hard film to judge. The acting from the off wasn't great and the… More
Daniel Parsons
A wretched, hyper-edited, hysterical mess, put together in such a way that every artifice jumps out of the screen.