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Captivity (2007)

Captivity

Overview


Genre

Suspense, Thriller

Release Date

July 13, 2007

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

After Dark Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Don't waste your weekend watch this movie.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Roland Joffe

Producer

Mark Damon, Sergei Konov, Gary Mehlman, Leonid Minkovski

Screenwriter

Larry Cohen, Joseph Tura

Starring

Story


A fashion model and a chauffeur are kidnapped and held hostage in a small room by a serial killer. While the madman methodically terrorizes them, the victims draw strength from each other and fall in love.

Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree (Elisha Cuthbert) has it all - beauty, fame, money and power. Her face appears on covers of hundreds of magazines. At the top of her game, Jennifer is America's sweetheart. She is loved and adored and sought after. Everyone wants her. But someone out there has been watching and waiting. Someone wants her in the worst way. Out alone at a charity event in Soho, Jennifer is drugged and taken.

Held captive in a cell, Jennifer is subjected to a series of terrifying, life-threatening tortures that could only be conceived by a twisted, sadistic mind.

Inspired by the fact that over 850,000 people are reported missing every year in the United States, many of whom are never seen again, "Captivity," follows the story of one woman who is abducted and tortured, held against her will in a place where days turn into weeks. Her will to escape and survive is challenged every moment by a maniac's desire to demoralize innocent victims and play out his sick game that has been played many times before Jennifer was taken.

A combination of "Saw" and "Hostel" meets "Silence of the Lambs," "Captivity" is a psychological thriller/horror film that shows us the true terror of the crimes of abduction and confinement that are committed every day by serial killers and psychopaths at large.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Roland Joffe ("The Killing Fields," "The Mission"), "Captivity" delves deeply into the minds of both captor and victim with a fresh and terrifying view of this epidemic horror.

Being released this summer in theatres nation-wide, "Captivity" has been called one of the most controversial films of the year. It's a disturbing and raw, yet classy and thought provoking film which will leave you terrified, and looking over your shoulder as you leave the theatre wondering if you could be next.

Pictures (11 photos)


Elisha Cuthbert as Jennifer in After Dark Films' Captivity (2007)
Elisha Cuthbert as Jennifer in After Dark Films' Captivity (2007)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a grubby, exploitative film with an extremely guessable twist and universally dull performances..”
by Paul Arendt [BBC Films]
“..a badly written, poorly directed and appallingly acted mess..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
“..Unless you enjoy seeing an interesting premise gone wrong, or are a fan of schlock horror, Captivity is a missed opportunity..”
by Mike Barnard [Future Movies]