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Captivity Reviews

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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 13, 2007
As a horror/thriller trying to add another dimension to what has gone before in countless low budget American incarnations, Captivity feels like a cop out given its promising beginnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
July 14, 2007
No acting, no pulse-pounding suspense, no humor or vicarious visceral thrills. There's a story, here, and not on the screen. It's about what happened to a once-fine filmmaker that brought him this low.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
July 14, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
July 14, 2007
This Saw wannabe fails on many levels, including forgetting to do what it's supposed to do: deliver potentially delicious gory moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 28, 2015
Little more than a grungy-looking TV movie of the week with some pointless gore tossed in.
July 14, 2007
There's no deeper significance, no clever mind game played on the audience, no commentary on violence. Frankly, it's kinda dull.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 13, 2007
Courtney Solomon tried to polish the turd by adding some torture scenes, but all he did was make the turd turdier.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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
July 13, 2007
I never, ever imagined the experience of spending 80 minutes watching Elisha Cuthbert could be so punishing and vile.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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
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 23, 2007
The worst, stupidest, and most pointless movie I've seen in a very long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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 13, 2007
Slick, sick sleaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 15, 2007
It feels desperate from beginning to end, and is only offensive in that it presumes to be better than we think...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 13, 2007
. . .sitting through it is a form of torture that far outstrips anything seen on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 16, 2007
A poseur Grand Guignol, artistically indefensible and rank without purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
July 14, 2007
It sure beats hearing you have cancer.
Full Review | Original Score: F
July 13, 2007
Only about twelve people you know are likely to ever see the film. Eleven will hate it. Avoid hanging out with the twelfth.
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