Captivity

  • 18
  • Roland Joffé (2006)
  • US / Rus
  • 81 min
Captivity
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Director Roland Joffé (The Mission) and cult writer Larry Cohen (Phone Booth) have both done far better work than this psycho-thriller copycat of Saw, but still drum up a fair number of shocks. Supermodel Jennifer Tree (Elisha Cuthbert) wakes up in a customised cellar after being kidnapped by a serial killer. She's not alone, though, as in an adjoining cell is the equally dazed Gary (Daniel Gillies). As the unseen maniac plays sadistic cat-and-mouse games with the duo, the full horror of the situation hits home when they fall in love. Despite a well-telegraphed twist and the gory action turning more conventional, the pace never flags and the increasing daftness fails to become an issue. Joffé's interest clearly lies in society's obsession with celebrity rather than the nuances of the genre, but Cohen's precision script succeeds in keeping him on the terror track.

Plot Summary

Horror thriller starring Elisha Cuthbert. A supermodel is kidnapped by a serial killer and forced to play sadistic games. When she meets a fellow captive in another cell they hatch a plan to escape.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jennifer Tree
Elisha Cuthbert
Gary
Daniel Gillies
Ben
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Det Bettiger
Michael Harney
Det Disantos
Laz Alonso
Mary
Chrysta Olson

Crew

Director
Roland Joffé

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Optimum Releasing
Guidance: 
Violence.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 22 Jun 2007
Certificate 18
Distributor:
Optimum Releasing
Categories
Drama