Captivity Synopsis
A serial killer torments a fashion model and a chauffeur while holding them captive in a small room.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Quite possibly the final word on a much-maligned genre.
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42

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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40

Empire

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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30

Film Threat

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A terrible rehash of better torture genre exploitation, with none of the charm.
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25

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...
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25

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
Thoroughly irritating little film.
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25

New York Post

Captivity is torture porn without the sex. Cuthbert squirms, screams, weeps and pleads for her life with great conviction. Slick, sick...
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A wan, derivative entry in the torture-porn cycle.
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20

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...
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0

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
If there is another challenger for worst entry of 2007, I don't want to see it.
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LET THIS GENRE DIE

By ultramonkey
attention idiots. films like this promote misogyny (that big word means: hatred and violence towards women). this is what normal people call "torture porn." its not a horror movie, its not a scary...

Totally Delivers!

By Squid33
I have to start by saying that I don't believe "critics" should be allowed to review horror genre films. It's not high art. It's gore, and scare, and squirming in your seat. These critics...

This movie blows

By Keirena
There's nothing disturbing about it. Girl gets kidnapped, drugged, forced to drink liquified body parts (oooooh, scary). She discovers another person being held captive too and befriends him, has sex...

Excited about this after checking out the website

By rickyrickrickson
I was on the captivity website and this actually looks like it might be good. There are some really creepy clips from the movie and also an adults only section that has really scary vids about real...

Captivity, Not Really Torture Porn

By zekelyndon
It would have been much more honest of the production company, After Dark Films, to say it was a thriller with slight torture porn inklings (very slight). Maybe, the folks at After Dark didn’t...

Unpleasantly Surprised, in a good way

By vawagg
I didn’t really want to see this movie. I’m not much into the genre and frankly I was kind of angered by the billboards that got taken down. But there was not much else to go see if you’re not a...

Captivity

By open minded fan
First off, I am a fan off cinema, regardless of genre. I especially enjoy B movies and this film looked to fiit the bill. The acting was ok, but the story line was exceptionally weak. The movie was...

wow

By r-boy
i was hoping for more blood but it was still a good movie...

Good

By djasont
It started out slow, but picked up and ended up to being a very scary, intriguing movie. I would recommend seeing it....

Captivity

By roy817
Probably the worst movie this year. I'm sure I was dumber for having seen this movie....

More Info

Rated R | For strong violence, torture, pervasive terror, grisly images, language and some sexual material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Dreary, cliched "torture porn." Yuck.
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