A couple kidnaps the man who abducted, tortured, and murdered their young son, destroying their life. With revenge on their minds, the couple plans to torture the murderer as he tortured their son.
Erika Christensen (Elise), Jesse Metcalfe (Craig), Bill Lippincott (Galligan), Bill Moseley (Kozlowski), Fulvio Cecere (Det. Berger), Thomas Greenwood (Ben).
The Tortured jumps right into the plot without character introduction or background. As the plot unrolls we get a bit more background and character development before the film settles into a decent pace. Suspense is built well and the torture is presented well. A nice plot twist toward the end comes as a pretty good surprise and finishes the film well.
Acting was okay in this one once things got going a bit. Christensen did fairly well with pretty good emotion. Strangely, Metcalfe did well in the beginning but felt detached in some later scenes. Lippincott did nicely for his part, as did the remainder of the supporting cast.
Camera work was okay but some darker shots were hard to see. Sets and backgrounds were good and fit the film well. Physical effects, torture, and gore were nicely done throughout. Dialogue was okay but could have added more to the film. Sound and soundtrack were both good.
The Tortured ends up being a fairly well done psychological thriller with a good finish that adds greatly to the depth of the film. Those who enjoy good suspense or thrillers should like this one.
With plenty of physical violence, torture, foul language, and some sexuality save this for the oldest teens and above.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Thrillers, Horror Movies, Psychological Thrillers
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