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Untraceable Reviews

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Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
January 25, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 24, 2008
Torture porn for housewives.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
May 20, 2008
Part of the problem with "Untraceable" is the identity of the killer behind the Web site is revealed way too early, thus taking most of the mystery out of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 25, 2008
From its obvious foreshadowing to Marsh's big PowerPoint presentation of the killer's cause-and-effect, Untraceable is a mite too traceable to get under the skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
February 11, 2008
While it would be unfair to say there aren't moments of reasonable suspense, playing off our natural aversion to people being tortured does not constitute good filmmaking.
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James Berardinelli
January 22, 2008
Untraceable engenders a reaction that is one part fascination, one part disappointment, and two parts frustration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 25, 2008
The film teases and unnerves for 100 minutes with scenes of cold brutality. Then in a rush to the end, it tries to make it all better, or at least make it more complicated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 1, 2008
[T]he honkingly stupid script is the kind that inspires Mystery Science Theater call-and-response.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 24, 2008
In addition to being dull, Untraceable is a monster hypocrite, wagging its finger at the mass audience's appetite for strictly regimented, 'creative' torture scenarios. This film is not really in a position to point a finger.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
January 25, 2008
This joyless thriller runs the gamut from unconscionable through unwatchable to unendurable. It's also unfathomable that two talented people, Diane Lane and her director, Gregory Hoblit, got themselves involved in such an unpromising enterprise.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 24, 2008
Wow, can that Diane Lane work a wireless mouse. And she typed that Control ALT Delete with such authority! Oh, my -- what was that? -- she minimized a window and activated a program with a hot key!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
January 24, 2008
A serviceable, hypocritical thriller that would have been an utter bore-fest if not for Diane Lane.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David D'Arcy
Screen International
October 18, 2008
Neither terrifying nor inspiring.
Edward Douglas
January 24, 2008
A blatantly derivative serial killer thriller that proceeds to tick off every single cliché of the genre ... has nothing to offer beyond what we've already seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 25, 2008
It can't have been easy for hundreds of actors, technicians and stunt people to show up for work every day to make a movie whose message is, essentially: Don't go see this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Stevens
E! Online
February 7, 2008
This silly cyber-thriller dies a quick death, whether or not you log on.
Full Review | Original Score: c
Chris Barsanti
January 24, 2008
a well-worn piece of formula produced with just enough professionalism to make it clear that those who made it should have known better
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
February 27, 2008
a... po-faced affair, pretending to be above all the sensationalism and depravity that it exploits, as though Hoblit and co. are somehow themselves immune from their killer's obsession with viewing figures.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
January 13, 2008
The villain may be Untraceable, but it's easy to pin down the influences of Gregory Hoblit's serial killer snoozer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
February 4, 2008
Takes the two most cliched types of serial killer movie and tries to fuse them together to create a spark of something original - it doesn't work
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Bob Mondello
October 18, 2008
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008

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July 14, 2011
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