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  • Summary: Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree has it all - beauty, fame, money and power. She is loved and adored and sought after. But someone out there wants her in the worst way. Out alone at a charity event in Soho, Jennifer is drugged and taken.
    Held captive in a cell, Jennifer is
    Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree has it all - beauty, fame, money and power. She is loved and adored and sought after. But someone out there wants her in the worst way. Out alone at a charity event in Soho, Jennifer is drugged and taken.
    Held captive in a cell, Jennifer is subjected to a series of terrifying, life-threatening tortures that could only be conceived by a twisted, sadistic mind. (After Dark Films)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 12 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    70
    Roland Joffé creates a visually interesting and aurally unsettling vibe, and the story from B-movie maestro Larry Cohen keeps it simple.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Destined to be better remembered for its grisly billboard imagery than for its relatively tame torture-porn tropes, Captivity is a thoroughly nasty piece of work that nonetheless earns credit for generating modest suspense after a predictable but effective plot twist around the 50-minute mark.
  3. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    40
    Torture junkies should remember it’s only four months to Saw IV -- so you can afford to avoid Captivity.
  4. 25
    In a genre where killers love to play head games, it's a clever idea (Cohen's?) to have this one remain mute, but that leaves Cuthbert to carry much of the psychological load, and there's no substance to her character, apart from the suggestion that she's being punished for her vanity.
  5. Reviewed by: Rocco Landesman
    25
    Captivity is torture porn without the sex. Cuthbert squirms, screams, weeps and pleads for her life with great conviction. Slick, sick sleaze.
  6. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    25
    Thoroughly irritating little film.
  7. 0
    Captivity is the kind of film that gives torture porn a bad name.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. JaredC.
    Aug 12, 2007
    10
    Very good movie. Way unexpected.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 11, 2007
    10
    Wow! I was not expecting this film to offer so much. It was powerful, interesting, suspenseful, and brilliant. Better than Saw ! I honestly Wow! I was not expecting this film to offer so much. It was powerful, interesting, suspenseful, and brilliant. Better than Saw ! I honestly think that this horror flop should not be missed by horror fans. There is plenty of realistic and awesomely perfect gore. Expand
  3. KevinJ.
    Jul 12, 2007
    9
    The most shocking thing about this movie is that it's good.
  4. KeithJ
    Nov 3, 2007
    5
    I think the movie has a lot of material to mine, most of which it doesn't mine. The negative professional reviews are people piling on I think the movie has a lot of material to mine, most of which it doesn't mine. The negative professional reviews are people piling on due to complaints it promotes violence against women. The movie does not suck the way they claim, it's political. That said, I think the movie pulls too many punches. It goes to the limit but it doesn't cross the limit ... and at the end, it pulls back even from that. It's as if they lost their nerve halfway through. There is a deep vein of darkness and fear inside us that this movie could have mined, but instead, it just took a core sample. Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2012
    5
    A film with a very small cast that has a very claustrophobic feel to much of the action. I have seen it described as just another
  6. Mar 5, 2013
    2
    I dont like this movie. Its quiet boring with a standart twist in the middle of the film. And iam disappointed that there is not much gore orI dont like this movie. Its quiet boring with a standart twist in the middle of the film. And iam disappointed that there is not much gore or splatter. I wanted a movie that is a torture porn movie and not a teenager movie. Saw and hostel by far better that this. Expand
  7. stevev.
    Jul 12, 2007
    0
    This movie sucks. Anything that can make Saw look good has to be immensely shite.

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