MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,396 this week

Tortured (I) (2008)

Video  -  Crime | Thriller  -  16 September 2008 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 3,065 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 13 critic

An undercover FBI agent faces a moral dilemma when he's asked to torture a member of one of the world's most powerful crime syndicates.

Director:

(as Nolan H. Lebovitz)

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 05 May 2012
 
a list of 2056 titles
created 18 Jun 2012
 
a list of 233 titles
created 09 Aug 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Tortured" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tortured (Video 2008)

Tortured (Video 2008) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tortured.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Days of Wrath (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The lives of rival gang members, a teacher, a TV news crew and other intertwine in the city of Los Angeles.

Director: Celia Fox
Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Amber Valletta, Wilmer Valderrama
Gag (Video 2006)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Two professional thieves break into a house in search of a safe, only to discover a man beaten beyond recognition, tied down to torn mattress in a hidden room. They decide to help, only to ... See full summary »

Director: Scott W. Mckinlay
Stars: Brian Kolodziej, Gerald Emerick, Vince Marinelli
Five Fingers (2006)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Morocco to assist with the creation of a food charity, a Dutchman is abducted by a terrorist.

Director: Laurence Malkin
Stars: Mimi Ferrer, Laurence Fishburne, Touriya Haoud
Admissions (2011)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Admissions is a short film starring Academy Award nominee James Cromwell that tells a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace, even in war-torn places like the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Kakatsakis
Stars: James Cromwell, Anna Khaja, Oren Dayan
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Fishburne
Stars: Eamonn Walker, Laurence Fishburne, Gregory Hines
Thurgood (TV Movie 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Prior to his appointment to United States Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall worked as a lawyer for the NAACP. This one man play tells the story of his role in the civil rights movement and the people that influenced him.

Director: Michael Stevens
Stars: Laurence Fishburne
Assumption (2006)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

John finds himself in the psychiatric ward of a hospital with amnesia. He is the chief suspect in a criminal investigation, an explosion at a local oil refinery. Doctors Crenvalt and ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher R. Keller
Stars: James Denton, David Alan Graf, Christopher R. Keller
Assassins Run (2013)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Maya becomes the target of the Russian mafia after her husband, a successful American businessman, is killed.

Directors: Robert Crombie, Sofya Skya
Stars: Christian Slater, Sofya Skya, Cole Hauser
Deceit (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A man (Long) returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife (Chriqui) of his old best friend (Mably).

Director: Matthew Cole Weiss
Stars: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Matt Long, Luke Mably
The Tortured (2012)
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of mercenaries are hired to hunt down a ruthless dictator. Conrad, the newest member of the team not only discovers the true motivations of those around him, but also the darkness that is hidden within his own heart.

Directors: Keith Hodder, Nick Laurant
Stars: Zach Sale, Stephen Knight, Jim Sutton
The Torturer (2005)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

The twenty-four year-old aspirant actress Ginette Cazonni goes to an audition with the underground director Alex Scerba and they have one night stand. Ginette finds one earring identical to... See full summary »

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: María Blanco-Fafián, Elena Bouryka, Carla Cassola
Washington Field (TV Movie 2009)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Washington Field is about an elite team within the FBI called the National Capital Response Squad that travels the globe in response to events that concern U.S. national interests.

Director: Jon Cassar
Stars: Emily Rose, Gina Torres, Teri Polo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Jack
...
Doctor Shaw
Paul Perri ...
Emmet Gnoww
...
Kevin
...
Mo (as Robert La Sardo)
...
Becky
...
Agent Murphy
...
Brian Mark
Douglas Arthurs ...
Larry
...
Curly
...
Harry Rusick
...
Caren Rusick
...
Gloria Green
Jordan Alexander ...
Sheila Green
Edit

Storyline

Jimmy, a business-like young man, enters a room where a man, the accountant for a shadowy drug lord, is shackled. Over the next week, Jimmy systematically tortures the accountant, demanding information about missing funds. The accountant denies any knowledge. In flashbacks to six months before, we see Jimmy's joining a group of the drug lord's enforcers, surviving brutal hazing, getting his first assignment, and keeping his cool. We also learn that Jimmy has another identity, friends in high places, and a girlfriend unhappy about both his work and his changing personality. Can Jimmy hold on to his humanity as he carries out increasingly nightmarish orders? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Die Grenzen zwischen Gut und Böse sind aufgehoben (Germany) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including torture, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Torturado  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

(at around 1 min) Jimmy rides a motorcycle into a parking garage. The sign above the entrance states "clearance 2.0 meters". The film takes place in California which uses the imperial system rather than the metric system, therefore the sign should be in feet, not meters. See more »

Soundtracks

Why Don't We Go
Performed by Manoa Backyard
Written by Bradley Tanimura
Published by Fundamental Shoes Publishing and Manoa Backyard Publishing
Courtesy of Fundamental Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Absurd Thriller
6 December 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The FBI Agent Kevin Cole (Cole Hauser) works undercover under the identity of Jimmy Vaughn for the powerful drug lord Ziggy trying to find his new identity after many plastic surgeries. Jimmy is assigned to torture the accountant and family man Archie Green (Laurence Fishburne), accused of embezzling ten million dollars from Ziggy, but systematically denied by Archie. The sick torture affects the behavior of Kevin and his relationship with Becky (Emmanuelle Chriqui), who leaves him after years of marriage. But the agent keeps going on his dark mission to prove that he deserves to be promoted in FBI by his own merits and not because of the influence of his father and FBI Director Jack Cole (James Cromwell).

"Tortured" is an absurd and flawed thriller with a stupid story that explores torture, one of the favorite themes of Hollywood cinema in the present days. Cole Hauser and the cast have good performances, but the twist in the plot is unbelievably ridiculous and without sense and destroys what might have been a good thriller. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Torturado" ("Tortured")


25 of 34 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where are you seeing this??? ekern2
Laxed or relaxed? kixnare
Contradictions + Questions acosean
Most illogical movie of all time boaman
Cole Hauser chiara-usa
Great movie - ignore the naysayers sixpaws67
Discuss Tortured (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?