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Captivity Reviews

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November 3, 2018
The current plight of Paris Hilton makes you suspect that the heiress' jail sentence is an elaborate marketing ploy for Captivity. If only the once great director Roland Joffe and writer Larry Cohen behind Captivity could show such imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 28, 2015
Little more than a grungy-looking TV movie of the week with some pointless gore tossed in.
October 25, 2014
What a loathsome, reckless and sickening glimpse into madness this is.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
June 10, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 3, 2012
There's something about Captivity that'll keep you watching; it could be your morbid curiosity, perhaps it's a sick bloodlust, or maybe, just maybe, it's because Elisha Cuthbert is clad in a low-cut dress at all times. My money's on all three.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2010
A film so ill-conceived and woeful that it effectively serves as a device of torture itself device -- on the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 6, 2010
The only smart move made by the filmmakers was casting Pruitt Taylor Vince as the torturer. Too bad you only get to see his face for a coupla minutes. Man, that's one freaky-lookin' dude.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
August 7, 2008
[Joffe] makes us almost willing to overlook the unspeakable sadism of the first half -- but no, it's asking too much.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 1, 2008
Without even calling into question the morals of a film which seems to exist only to depict the suffering of multiple women through hideous tortures, the film is still an empty mess, offering only a minor afterthought of an explanation to who is doing the
January 2, 2008
Inexplicável, como o director de A Missão pode ser também o responsável por este filme vazio, estúpido e repleto de momentos acidentalmente hilários em função de sua imbecilidade.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 22, 2007
You can afford to avoid Captivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2007
Even in the fetid swamp of the torture porn genre, it stands out as a particularly awful movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
July 28, 2007
Plunges the viewer almost directly into its nightmarish scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2007
What could have at least been a halfway decent house-of-horrors scary movie digresses into a puddle of fake blood in this stale little thriller that peaks when its resident baddie mixes a batch of eyeballs in an electric blender.
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 24, 2007
The picture isn't scary, or even disgusting, really; it's oppressive -- dark and unpleasant in a depressingly unimaginative way.
July 23, 2007
The worst, stupidest, and most pointless movie I've seen in a very long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 21, 2007
This isn't filmmaking it's shock treatment.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 20, 2007
Captivity is the kind of film that gives torture porn a bad name. It's disturbing in the most unpleasant ways possible outside of Abu Ghraib or battlefield snuff films.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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