Untraceable

Untraceable

Untraceable

Ever been drawn to the bad news stories on the internet? FBI agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) knows just how you feel. She is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the world-wide web. The method of murder depends on how many people log on to view the killing. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.

2008Rating: MA15+, Strong violence and themes100 minsUSA
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Untraceable / Reviews

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

I’m tired of these sadistic horror movies. I just don’t enjoy sitting in a cinema watching people burn to death, get hacked to pieces, or have their eyeballs melted with a blowtorch.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

In addition to being dull, Untraceable is a monster hypocrite, wagging its finger at the mass audience's appetite for... 'creative' torture scenarios. This film is not really in a position to point a finger.

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Variety

Variety

Unfolding like a better-than-average episode of a first-rate TV police procedural, Untraceable is a satisfying slice of solidly crafted meat-and-potatoes filmmaking.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

You may view Untraceable, as I do, as a repugnant example of the voyeurism it pretends to condemn.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

This film isn't for the faint-hearted, the torture methods used in this film are disturbing and Hoblit hasn't held back from making them as gruesome as he can.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Highly watchable, anchored sturdily by Lane's convincing performance.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A competent suspenser, helped by the always-dependable Diane Lane, but it suffers by following the modern thriller playbook to the letter.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Embarrassingly for the film's makers, when it came to the crucial denouement, the audience roused from its benumbed stupor only to laugh out loud derisively at the preposterous final act in this tawdry play. Not the desired result for a serious crime thriller, one imagines.

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BBC

BBC

Diane Lane does away with glam in Untraceable. She tosses back her unkempt locks and crawls into the darkest, dingiest corners of cyberspace to find a killer who invites surfers to log on and participate. Even in this bedraggled state, she lends a touch of class to an otherwise tacky thriller by Gregory Hoblit. Still, that's not enough to distract from a plot which, despite a hi-tech premise, feels as if it's been patched together using 'auto-fill' screenwriting software.

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