Critics Consensus

Despite Diane Lane's earnest effort, Untraceable manages to be nothing more than a run-of-the-mill thriller with a hypocritical message.



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This is the story of a technology-savvy serial killer who displays his graphic murders on his own website. The FBI Internet Crimes division must work quickly to track him down.

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Diane Lane
as Jennifer Marsh
Billy Burke
as Detective Eric Box
Colin Hanks
as Griffin Dowd
Joseph Cross
as Owen Reilly
Mary Beth Hurt
as Stella Marsh
Peter Barent Lewis
as Richard Brooks
Tyrone Giordano
as Tim Wilks
Perla Haney-Jardine
as Annie Haskins
Tim De Zarn
as Herbert Miller
Christopher Cousins
as David Williams
Chris Cousins
as David Williams
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
as Arthur James Elmer
Trina Adams
as Female Cop No. 3
Brynn Baron
as Mrs. Miller
John Breen
as Richard Weymouth
Dan Callahan
as Trey Restom--Spoiled Preppie
Erin Carufel
as Melanie
Ryan Deal
as Cop No. 1
Marilyn Deutsch
as National Newscaster No.1
Pete Ferryman
as Daytime Newscaster No.1
Kirk Mouser
as FBI Agent Carter Thompson
David Freitas
as Five O'Clock Newscaster #1
Betty Moyer
as Assistant
Katie O'Grady
as Portland Reporter #2
Jamal N. Qutub
as Young Stone
Zachary Hoffman
as Chief of Police Michael Bagley
Sarah Brillhart
as Daughter of Mrs. Miller
Diana Brillhart
as Daughter of Mrs. Miller
Ryan Hopkins
as Acne-Faced Kid
Len Huynh
as Tom Park (Asian Man)
Jim Hyde
as National Newscaster #2
Dax Jordan
as Scotty Hillman
Dan Liu
as Detective Tom Moy
Kimberly Maus
as Five O'Clock Newscaster #2
Kerry Tomlinson
as Daytime Newscaster #2
David Wilson
as Portland Reporter #1
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Critic Reviews for Untraceable

All Critics (148) | Top Critics (39)

  • Lane is an imaginative actress, every bit as good as Jodie Foster, and the film is clothed in a dark and chilly atmosphere that Hoblit constructs with some skill.

    Feb 29, 2008 | Rating: 3/5
  • This new variation on the theme isn't bad, in a gruesome and horrible way, and features a strong performance from Diane Lane as an FBI agent.

    Feb 29, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • On the surface the film is a solid thriller, but there's more thought here than in the average serial killer flick.

    Feb 29, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Feels as if it's been patched together using 'auto-fill' screenwriting software.

    Feb 28, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • You know something ain't kosher when a movie purporting to offer a critique of sadistic voyeurism opens with a hand-rubbing scene of kitten abuse.

    Feb 28, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

    Ben Walters

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Morally duplicitous torture porn: how else to describe Untraceable, a bleak, rain-washed horror thriller.

    Jan 25, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5

Audience Reviews for Untraceable

  • Dec 15, 2014
    My memory was untraceable. Diane Lane starred in this cliche thriller about a serial killer who murders his victims through view counts on his website. Despite the strong performance from Lane, Untraceable only served as a more sophisticated version of Fear.net.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • May 13, 2013
    Untraceable is not a hypocritical film... Reviewers do not take in account the difference between fiction and reality - a pretty important difference to get down. So yes, I again disagree with the RT consensus: "Untraceable manages to be nothing more than a run-of-the-mill thriller with a hypocritical message." Argumentum ad populum, my friends. That anomaly aside, let's look more into the film... It's decent. It's got the whole action-like detective on the hunt thriller going for it, while it also manages to be a torture porn. Personally, I found the heat lamp scene to be a disturbing one, somewhere in the top 100 in horror history I'd say. There's a juxtaposition of an FBI official's public speech in defense of a victim and the sick curiosity (or genuine psychotics viewing in cases) of webpage viewers rapidly logging on to watch said victim. If this doesn't make sense, I suggest you read the plot, or watch the film yourself. It's not a masterpiece, but it passes as good and underrated.
    Horrific R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 09, 2010
    "Untraceable" Entertaining thriller about a crazed young computer geek who becomes the deranged moderator of his own "Kill With Me" live internet feed where he displays new victims being slowly tortured to death. The more hits he gets at his site, the faster the people featured on his webcam die. This is disturbing in making us realize what depths we've sunk to in our society, and what morbid curiosities can do. I especially liked that the 40-something Diane Lane is the star as the police woman who tries to apprehend the killer. November 27,
    Mouhannad S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2010
    its ok in a thriller by the numbers kind of way.
    Stuart B Super Reviewer

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