written by Edward Pomerantz, based on his novel
INTO IT, was directed by
Robert M. Young, with Edward James Olmos and Maria Conchita Alonso in
the starring roles. Selected as a Centerpiece Premiere at the
Film Festival, CAUGHT was
released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics and nominated for three
Independent Spirit Awards. It is currently available on video and DVD.
The original soundtrack for
CAUGHT, composed and performed by Chris Botti, is available on CD.
CRITICS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE
HOOKED BY CAUGHT
"Avoid CAUGHT at your own peril...A tensely hypnotic
tale of sexual obsession with breathless exotic results...Each character
is deeply explored in the fine script by EDWARD POMERANTZ...See it and I'm
betting you'll be as hooked as I am."
Rex Reed, New York Observer
"A masterly film that keeps generating tension and
psychological force, placing the seamy sexual desperation of film noir
right alongside the rigorous proprieties of classical tragedy."
Margo Jefferson, New York Times
"Scripted by EDWARD POMERANTZ from his novel INTO
IT, CAUGHT has one of those rare stories that seems entirely of the
moment and timelessly mythic all at once...A gritty masterpiece. Embodies
an excellence that is beyond calculation...One of the season's best."
Godfrey Cheshire, New York Press
Jeffrey Lyons, Sneak Previews, ABC
World News Now
"A deeply moving, powerful work of
Jim Moyer, Cover Magazine
"CAUGHT is beyond most other movies. It takes
chances and uncovers a depth of human experience other movies avoid. I
don't know another movie which so thoroughly pulls you into a world of
uncontrollable passion and emotional conflict...You ride a terrifying
edge...Few movies feel so thoroughly realized...By far the best film at
Sundance. Reaches further and deeper than virtually any movie I've seen
in years...It left me stunned."
Howie Movshovitz, Denver Post
"Riveting. Unleashes a raw power that is quite
shattering...Builds in intensity... Tremendous suspense."
Stephen Farber, Movieline
"CAUGHT catches your attention and holds it. Done
with shrewdness and imagination. Comes together with a surprising
emotional power...Spins its web slowly and skillfully."
William Arnold, Seattle
"A model of adult drama. A gripper. A climax of
bursting power. Delivers with force."
David Elliott, San Diego
very erotic and the heat of its sexual passion increases the pressure of
the fury that slowly builds. The movie is grippingly paced. It is of
mythic proportions and yet as painfully real as the cut of a knife."
Harper Barnes, St. Louis
Steven Talty, Time Out NY
"A diabolical tale of erotic entrapment. Full of
sophisticated twists and plot turns."
Bob Fenster, Arizona
"CAUGHT is intensely watchable...The kind of writing
that inspires actors and holds audiences."
Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"Elegant and concise...With its attention to
character and careful exposition that keeps the story moving at a clip,
CAUGHT has the intimate, fateful feel of all the best noir of the
Richard Rayner, Harper's Bazaar
"CAUGHT will catch you off-guard. It's a raw
seductive combination of love story and thriller that takes unexpected
turns...Compelling characters and electric drama...One of the sharpest
surprises of the year."
Sean P. Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Steamy sex scenes abound, yet there is a
corresponding emphasis on human frailty and the real needs that may
drive decent people to infidelity, envy, cruelty, and murder."
Bruce Williamson, Playboy
"A conclusion that's really
"Toward the end you realize how effectively and
completely you've been caught by CAUGHT."
Bob Mondello, All Things Considered,
National Public Radio