• Released
  • June 15, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 19 min
  • Horror

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Robert Lieberman's Perverted Justice advert spins its wheels with scene after scene impatiently cut like a montage sequence.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
A nasty piece of work that's been hanging around for two years looking for an audience.
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
A last-minute twist implicating the audience in the bloodlust isn't clever so much as hypocritical.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's bluntly written, poorly shot and edited, and cruel without being clever.
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Village Voice

Lean, nasty, and patently absurd, The Tortured plays like one long scream of agony.
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The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
There's an opportunity here for screenwriter Marek Posival and director Robert Lieberman to play up the squeamishness of upper-middle-class torturers who don't fit the profile, but they're too busy tending to horror-thriller clichés.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Veering from ridiculous to revolting, The Tortured would like to be about more than singed nipples and seared skin. And it is: It's also about cracked toes and lanced eardrums.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The movie is so inept - with its flat characters, histrionic acting, dull dialogue ("Killing him is not going to change anything"), a dreadfully overdone musical score and la-la-la flashbacks starring the kid - that its clichés grow slightly funny. But not funny enough to make the endless torture scenes bearable.
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9 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
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