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The Tortured (2010)

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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.


Robert Lieberman


Marek Posival





Cast overview, first billed only:
Erika Christensen ... Elise Landry
Jesse Metcalfe ... Craig Landry
Bill Lippincott ... Galligan
Bill Moseley ... John Kozlowski
Fulvio Cecere ... Detective Berger
Thomas Greenwood Thomas Greenwood ... Ben Landry
Stephen Park ... Man in condo
Samantha Gutstadt ... Woman in Condo
Zak Santiago ... Younger Cop
Alfonso Quijada Alfonso Quijada ... Clerk
John R. Taylor ... Pastor (as John Taylor)
Viv Leacock ... Officer Patterson
Darryl Scheelar ... Officer Alvarez
Peter Abrams Peter Abrams ... Judge Stanley
Paul Herbert Paul Herbert ... Baliff


In Rutland Country, six year old Benjamin Michael Landry is kidnapped by a psychopath from the lawn of his house. His father, Craig Landry, unsuccessfully runs after the truck, but, the abductor escapes. Soon, the police discovers that John Kozlowski had abducted and killed Benjamin. When Kozlowski is sentenced to only 25 years in prison, Benjamin's mother, Elise Landry, presses her husband to kidnap the criminal and torture him. Craig is a doctor and knows exactly how to inflict pain on the psychopath. They succeed in kidnapping 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 the victim. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Thriller

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

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As Craig holds an old family photo while considering taking drugs, the picture frame has clearly been hung in "portrait" fashion (judging by the direction of the wire affixed to the back) yet the photograph itself is a landscape image. See more »


Elise Landry: You think that hurt? It's going to get a lot worse tomorrow.
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Hush Little Baby
Arranged by Kathy Reid-Naiman
From the Album, "A Smooth Road to London Town"
Used Courtesy of the Artist
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Too Many Plot Holes
22 November 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Tortured (2010)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

After their child is kidnapped, tortured and murdered, the grieving parents (Erika Christensen, Jesse Metcalfe) decide to kidnap the man responsible on his transport to prison and teach him the true meaning of torture. THE TORTURED has a good idea (what would you do to the man who killed your child) but sadly the execution is so bad and so full of plot holes that at times the film becomes rather laughable. I think a lot of the blame has to go towards the director because the film just isn't intense, isn't scary and it's really hard to connect with the parents. As a parent of a three-year-old, what happens to the kid here would be one of the most horrible things you could experience and I understand where the parents would want to seek their own revenge. The problem is that the parents here do so many stupid things that you really have to wonder who the filmmakers were trying to fool. One of the biggest problems is when the parents kidnap the prisoner, they seem to overlook their fingerprints would be all over the stolen car. There's a manhunt for the prisoner and even though the U.S. Marshalls are told where he's at, it takes them forever to actually get there. All of this leads to an eventual twist in the story and I will admit that I found this to be the best thing in the film. Still, with so many other plot holes it was just impossible to take the film serious. The torture scenes are all pretty graphic but I'd say no more so than what you've seen in films like SAW or HOSTEL. This film, however, doesn't work as a drama, a thriller or as a horror movie. It's just too flat all around and it just never comes to life.

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Release Date:

28 September 2012 (Norway) See more »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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Dolby Digital



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1.85 : 1
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