6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Torture, it is but not to watch.,
This review is from: The Tortured [DVD] (DVD)
I was surprised with this little belter. A good little horror thriller with an odd but effective cast and a brilliant twist at the end.
The actors are an odd combo but they do well in this adrenaline fuelled thriller. Their son is kidnapped, tortured and killed. After the killer is sentenced only to 25 years the grieving parents kidnap him in prison transit and put him through what their son suffered. This is fuelled by their anger, grief, guilt and taste for revenge. The father is a doctor and this is a great way to almost control or justify the almost horrific torture acts.
This film is like bits of Saw, Cellular and ? All mixed in, but still remains with it's own identity. It reminded me very much of an American version of the French film 7 Days, which most people won't have seen.
To summarise, I enjoyed it but it is quite short and resolves a bit too quickly for it's own good, losing the power of the final twist. It is a success with the cast and budget it had but it is slightly dense and could have been brilliant with a bit more emotion, drama, acting and tension building.