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Captivity

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Captivity

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
85 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/13/07
performer:
Elisha Cuthbert, Pruitt Taylor Vince
director:
Roland Joffe
distributor:
After Dark, Lions Gate Films
author:
70349, 68860
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C-

Captivity was attacked for its too-evil-for-kids billboard ad, but the real distinction — if that’s the word — of this torture-porn horror flick is that it was made by middlebrow humanist Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields). He brings an artful video-grunge look, and not much else, to this Saw clone, in which a kidnapped supermodel (Elisha Cuthbert) is made to endure a series of Fear Factor torments, one of which is truly gross (she’s fed a bloody milk shake of blenderized body parts), the rest not sick enough to disturb anyone who’d go to see this film.

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