Captivity (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  13 July 2007 (USA)
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A man and a woman awaken to find themselves trapped in a cellar. As their kidnapper drives them mad, the truth about their horrific abduction is revealed.



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Complete credited cast:
Maggie Damon ...
Victim #1
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Victim #2


Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree 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. It follows the story of one woman who is abducted and tortured, held against her will in a place where days turn into weeks. Written by After Dark Films

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, torture, pervasive terror, grisly images, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£329,193 (UK) (22 June 2007)


$2,626,800 (USA) (27 July 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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The film was heavily re-shot to turn it from a thriller to a torture/horror film. This is extremely evident in Elisha Cuthbert's hairstyle. It changes throughout the movie. In the first shoot her hair was more of a shag style, while in the re-shoot it is all one length. Her hair often changes in the middle of scenes (e.g. running from one room with a shag style but entering the next room with different hairstyle.) See more »


When Jennifer is talking to Gary she lights the first match which burns all the way to the end yet in the next stage the match appears to be only half burnt. See more »


Ben: Why do good things happen to bad people? That's the mystery.
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Written by Steve Collins and Ian Wallace
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User Reviews

Reasonable effort
10 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You see I saw another movie yesterday (9 July 07) about being trapped in a room which may have been to the detriment of Captivity. While in general the idea was good there was something not quite thrilling enough. Captivity borrowed from a smattering of other movies without really living up to any of them.

It was nice to see Elisha doing something different, and as always pleasant enough to see her in a film.. but I felt little empathy for her character or indeed, that of her companion.

Not psychological enough to be another Silence of the Lambs or 1408, and not horror / gore enough to be another Saw, Cube or Hostel.

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