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The Tortured (2010)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  28 September 2012 (Norway)
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An upper-middle-class couple's life is destroyed when their only child is kidnapped and killed. Obsessed with revenge, the couple seizes an opportunity to kidnap the killer.

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Elise Landry
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Galligan
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John Kozlowski
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Detective Berger
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Man in condo
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Woman in Condo
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Clerk
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Officer Alvarez
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Judge Stanley
Paul Herbert ...
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Storyline

In Rutland Country, the six year-old Benjamin Michael Landry is kidnapped by a psychopath in the lawn of his house. His father Craig Landry unsuccessfully runs after the truck but the abductor escapes. Sooner the police discovers that John Kozlowski had abducted and killed Benjamin. When the criminal is sentenced to 25 years in prison only, Benjamin's mother Elise Landry presses her husband to kidnap John and torture him. Craig is a doctor and knows exactly how to inflict pain to the psychopath. They succeed to kidnap John from the prison transport, but Craig has an accident and John is hurt. The couple tortures the man until they find the truth about their victim. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for sadistic violence and torture, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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When the detective arrives at the site of the prison van crash, lights and camera are reflected in his car doors. See more »

Quotes

Elise Landry: You think that hurt? It's going to get a lot worse tomorrow.
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Hush Little Baby
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Arranged by Kathy Reid-Naiman
From the Album, "A Smooth Road to London Town"
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Short movie. Not short enough though
8 November 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Wow, this movie is about as terrible as it gets. I could go on and on about why, but in the interests of wasting as little of your time on this film as possible, I will pinpoint the primary couple of reasons:

Firstly, Erika Christensen's acting is as bad as I have seen. It is to the extent it became extremely aggravating every time she was on screen. She was totally unconvincing and very, very poorly casted. Yes, she didn't have much to work with but what she did have she butchered about as badly as the kidnapped prisoner laying in her character's basement.

Secondly, the style of this movie just doesn't work. Firstly, the story starts post-kidnapping and thus no emotional connection is able to be made with the main characters. What precious little time there is to build an emotional connection before the torturing begins is ruined by crass, predictable and poorly executed flashbacks. It all feels very hollow then and you feel as if they may as well have started the movie 35 minutes in when the torturing began.

Lastly, as an editor I don't like Lieberman's creative decisions in this movie. The colouring does not work for me and makes the movie appear blander than it already is. His camera angles are very poor too

  • all the shots appear overly zoomed in and it comes across as a bit of


a mess and serves to disengage me even further. This could be a personal preference though.

All in all, don't watch. Even if you're into torture movies, this film still won't hold your attention.


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