Derailed Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 16, 2005
A tiresome waste -- enlivened by a shoot-out that's one of the funniest things I've seen this year -- that outstays its already tentative welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
November 16, 2005
There are certainly worse films in the genre than Derailed, but it also stands as a shining reason as to why the dollar theater exists.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
November 16, 2005
A ridiculous little thriller, the sort of movie that is worth seeing but not worth discussing afterward.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
November 15, 2005
The director's unfocused hand and the actors' aloof performances derailed my expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
November 15, 2005
About halfway through it gets sidetracked into comic book land.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
November 15, 2005
...there's not much in this film that isn't expected.
| Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 14, 2005
What a perfect name for a train wreck of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
November 14, 2005
A serviceable thriller with a limp twist. Aniston and her "Friends" should have renewed their TV contracts.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 14, 2005
It has a great look, a couple of genuinely terrifying turns and a surprise or two that I didn't see coming. This is a flawed but stylish and entertaining thriller.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 14, 2005
Arriving only weeks after 'A History of Violence,' the film's agenda seems especially spurious.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
November 14, 2005
For the over-initiated it smacks of been-there, done-that.
| Original Score: '2/4'
Mark Ramsey
MovieJuice!
November 14, 2005
If the U.S. military could only enlist Aniston's hairstyle the world would surely sign treaties to avoid its proliferation and lock it in a silo in the Nevada desert.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Christian Toto
Washington Times
November 13, 2005
Derailed could send Miss Aniston's film career off the rails
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
November 13, 2005
While RZA and Xzibit deliver their own delights as performers, their characters' aggression and victimization are of a piece, and left to the white guy to sort out.
Les Wright
culturevulture.net
November 13, 2005
The comic-book fantasy world of some fourteen-year-old boy, the normative demographic target the film is scripted to appeal to.
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
November 13, 2005
If you liked the book you'll be pleased that Stuart Beattie's high velocity screenplay follows it quite closely.
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
November 12, 2005
If you're in the mood for a movie that won't challenge you as a viewer, but will just help you pass the time, you're in luck.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
November 12, 2005
A preposterously plodding and tepid psychological thriller that's way off-track and will soon be on its way to video oblivion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
November 12, 2005
Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the genre who is paying attention will be able to guess almost from the start where things are headed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
November 11, 2005
A satisfyingly cheesy thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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