Chained 2012 R CC

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(145) IMDb 6.4/10
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A serial-killer cabbie (Vincent D'Onofrio of TV's LAW & ORDER: CI) kidnaps a boy and makes him his servant. Years later, will the boy follow in his captor's footsteps or escape?

Starring:
Vincent D'Onofrio, Julia Ormond
Runtime:
1 hour 35 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Chained

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Horror
Director Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Julia Ormond
Supporting actors Evan Bird, Julia Ormond, Conor Leslie, Jake Weber, Gina Philips, Daniel Maslany, Benjamin DeWalt, Lyndon Bray, Michael Maslany, Kate Herriot, Alexander Doerksen, Troy Skog, Shannon Jardine, Madison Dewalt, Amy Matysio, Jodi Sadowsky, Myeva Surjik, Andrew Halpern
Studio Anchor Bay
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

It had a great story, twist at the end I never expected but the acting was good!
Belinda Bailey
I'm not a horror guy, I like action and comedy, girl wanted to watch this movie, movie was okay, had a good story line have seen much better scary movies then this.
Wayne
I love the surprise twist ending and the drama was interesting and engaging throughout.
Vanessa CA

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on October 13, 2012
Format: DVD
Bob (Vincent D'Onofrio aka "Gomer Pyle" from "Full Metal Jacket) is a cab driver who has bad dreams about his past. To compensate his hobbies include kidnapping, rape, and killing young women. One of the women he has killed has a son who he maintains as a slave, hence the title. Needless to say, Tim (Eamon Farren) grows up rather abnormally.

Unlike other rape/slasher films this one isn't after cheap thrills and effects. Instead it concentrates on the unusual relationship between Bob and Tim, that of captor and captive who develops a slight case of Stockholm Syndrome.

The film trudges along and then at the end Jennifer Lynch reveals her genius with a surprise ending that well, frankly should not have been a surprise. It is a film that leaves you feeling weird. The film continues with sound through the final credits.

Parental guide: F-bombs, no intense sex/rape scenes, or nudity. Male torso nudity. Blood and gore is less graphic than most films of this genre.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Dayna Newman on October 2, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Chained was much better and had more guts that I thought it would,not literally because it wasn't extremely gory but there was a nice amount of blood letting .I meant there were more layers to this film than the trailer leads one to believe,Vincent D'Onofrio was amazing as Bob the serial killer/cab driver who kills women, of course because of some daddy and mama trauma.

Eamon Farren was pleasantly restrained as the captive in which Bob captures and renames "Rabbit" at about the age of ten, nine years prior while rabbit was on an outing to the movies with his mom.

While locked in the cab Rabbit who's real name is Tim listened while Bob killed and raped his mother.After that rabbit is chained and confined to the house to do Bob's bidding and is being told to take heed because this is what life is about and he will be doing this one day because basically it's his lot in life,the house in itself is gloomy ,depressing and reeks of insanity. It lends perfectly to the mood of the film.

It has elements of Bereavement but I found it to be a superior film.
There is of course a twist,not so much of a twist but a revelation I would say.

It's a good revelation at that and the climax of the film leads into another climax and that took it to a whole other level.Great writing and acting.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Wolfgang Muellner on September 30, 2012
Format: DVD
I saw this film during a small horrorfilm festival in Vienna in a likewise small cinema with 250 other people. We all were blown away by the sheer force of nature Vincent D'Onofrio delivered with his performance. He already played a similar and also quite impressive role many years ago in The Cell, but in this movie he even topped his performance from back then. The picture was dark and brooding and Jenny Lynch showed once again that she is more than capable to fill the shoes of her father. All actors played their roles great. The only flaw the film may have is the "surprise ending", which seemed a little forced, but makes sense, if you think about it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By ERSInk . com on October 11, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Jennifer Lynch's "Chained" is one of those films I walked away from completely disturbed but also captivated by. I find it hard to even call it a horror film because it doesn't fit in to the definition of the genre. A horror film to me is one that you walk away from with a sense of fun from being scared. There's nothing fun about "Chained." All I kept thinking the entire time I watched it is, "This really could and does happen." It's a gripping psychological thriller that throws in a few twists here and there to keep the viewer on their toes. Basically, it's exactly what you would expect from the daughter of director David Lynch.

Bob (Vincent D'Onofrio) is a cab driving serial killer who picks his victims up and takes them to his rural house. One afternoon, Bob picks up a little boy named Tim (Evan Bird) and his mother (Julia Ormond) from the movies. He takes the boy and his mother to his home. After killing Tim's mother, he chains the boy up and tells him he'll be his servant for the rest of his life and his name is now Rabbit. As Rabbit (Eamon Farren) grows into a teenager, he realizes the only way Bob will allow him to survive is by following in the killer's footsteps. He must find a way to escape from the psycho before it's too late.

The high-definition transfer of this film does nothing to keep it from feeling grimy and filthy. All the clarity of the picture does is give us a better view of the abhorrent and despondent world Rabbit lives in. This is the sort of movie you might wish still had film grain and muddy spots to hide some of the despicable things Bob does.

A 7.1 surround sound mix brings all the horrific sounds you'd never want to hear to life. One moment you'll be immersed in dreaded silence.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tripper J on October 8, 2012
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
This movie... requires patience.

I came very close to not finishing it, twice. It took me three sittings to finish.
It was slow, but well put together. It was gruesome, but for the story's plot, the gore was needed.
When I did reach the VERY end, I found it to be an awesome and rewarding movie to watch.

Watch the WHOLE movie, even the credits, and listen closely to what is and is not said the entire time.
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