Tortured (film)

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DVD cover
Directed by Nolan Lebovitz
Produced by Mary L. Aloe
Adam Lebovitz
Kirk Shaw
Written by Nolan Lebovitz
Starring Cole Hauser
Laurence Fishburne
James Cromwell
Music by Nathan Barr
Cinematography Steven Bernstein
Edited by Robert K. Lambert
Five Star Pictures
Distributed by Sony Pictures
Release date
  • 16 September 2008 (2008-09-16) (U.S. DVD)
Running time
107 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tortured is a 2008 crime thriller film written and directed by Nolan Lebovitz and starring Cole Hauser, Laurence Fishburne, and James Cromwell. It was released direct-to-DVD in the U.S. on September 16, 2008.[1] The movie was filmed in Canada, in Vancouver, British Columbia.


FBI agent Kevin Cole goes undercover as Jimmy Vaughn, an organized crime enforcer. When he's ordered to undertake the week-long torture of accountant Archie Green, Kevin begins to question his role in government service, where often he must hurt or end another human being's life just to make a bust.



Critical response[edit]

Tortured received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Andrew L. Urban praised the actor's performances and the film's production value however drew attention to poor writing saying, "the writing tries so hard to make a mysterious web of deceit that it ends up tying itself in knots."[2] David Nusair gave the film a score of 1.5 out of 4 calling it a "well-intentioned yet undeniable misfire."[3]


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