TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Quite possibly the final word on a much-maligned genre.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Roland Joffé brings an artful video-grunge look, and not much else, to this "Saw" clone.
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By Kim Newman
Torture junkies should remember it’s only four months to Saw IV -- so you can afford to avoid Captivity.
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Film Threat

A terrible rehash of better torture genre exploitation, with none of the charm.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

A lurid thriller that marks a new career low for both director Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields, The Mission) and co-screenwriter Larry Cohen (Phone Booth, It's Alive).
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By Glenn Kenny
Thoroughly irritating little film.
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New York Post

Captivity is torture porn without the sex. Cuthbert squirms, screams, weeps and pleads for her life with great conviction. Slick, sick sleaze.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A wan, derivative entry in the torture-porn cycle.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The end result doesn't even satisfy on its own sleazy terms. Not only does it lack the satirical nihilism of the "Hostel" films or the admittedly clever torture machinations of the "Saw" series, it doesn't even provide its target young male audience with the requisite nudity.
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By James Berardinelli
If there is another challenger for worst entry of 2007, I don't want to see it.
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24 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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