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Captivity

  • Crime/detective
  • Horror
  • 2006
  • Roland Joffé
  • 81 mins
  • 18

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Jennifer TreeElisha Cuthbert
GaryDaniel Gillies
BenPruitt Taylor Vince
Det BettigerMichael Harney
Det DisantosLaz Alonso
MaryChrysta Olson

Crew

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DirectorRoland Joffé

Details

Theatrical distributor
Optimum Releasing
Released on
2007-06-22
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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