Captivity 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… Captivity 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… 2007-07-13 R PT85M Mystery and Thriller Elisha Cuthbert Pruitt Taylor Vince After Dark Lions Gate Films
Movie Review

Captivity (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
A DIFFERENT 'KILLING FIELD' Cuthbert contemplates the depravity of her situation in Jaffe's Captivity
A DIFFERENT 'KILLING FIELD' Cuthbert contemplates the depravity of her situation in Jaffe's Captivity
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Jul 13, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 85 Minutes; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Elisha Cuthbert and Pruitt Taylor Vince; Distributors: After Dark and Lions Gate Films

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.

Originally posted Jul 17, 2007 Published in issue #945 Jul 27, 2007 Order article reprints
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