“Destined to be better remembered for its grisly billboard imagery than for its relatively tame torture-porn tropes, Captivity is a thoroughly nasty piece of work that nonetheless earns credit for generating modest suspense after a predictable but effective plot twist around the 50-minute mark. Pic likely will be a nonstarter as a theatrical item — given the recent B.O. performance of Hostel: Part II, the subgenre may be in at least temporary decline — but devotees of such disreputable product may pony up for an unrated DVD edition.” — from Joe Leydon‘s 7.13 Variety review.