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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's bluntly written, poorly shot and edited, and cruel without being clever. show more

  • 25
    Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine

    Robert Lieberman's Perverted Justice advert spins its wheels with scene after scene impatiently cut like a montage sequence. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    A nasty piece of work that's been hanging around for two years looking for an audience. show more

  • NA
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The movie is so inept - with its flat characters, histrionic acting, dull dialogue ("Killing him is not going to change anything"), a dreadfully overdone musical score and la-la-la flashbacks starring the kid - that its clichés grow slightly funny. But not funny enough to make the endless torture scenes bearable. show more

  • 20
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    A last-minute twist implicating the audience in the bloodlust isn't clever so much as hypocritical. show more

  • 20
    Village Voice

    Lean, nasty, and patently absurd, The Tortured plays like one long scream of agony. show more

  • 10
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Veering from ridiculous to revolting, The Tortured would like to be about more than singed nipples and seared skin. And it is: It's also about cracked toes and lanced eardrums. show more

  • 16
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    There's an opportunity here for screenwriter Marek Posival and director Robert Lieberman to play up the squeamishness of upper-middle-class torturers who don't fit the profile, but they're too busy tending to horror-thriller clichés. show more

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