Changing Lanes Reviews

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December 22, 2010
Emotionally violent thriller for mature teens.
September 25, 2010
"Changing Lanes" asks how far we'd go not to lose what's ours, but it's a morality play with hope for dtente rather than any destructive force. Gavin and Doyle are two severely flawed men whose best intentions are knocked about by their worst impulses.
February 1, 2010
Evitando o maniquesmo, o roteiro cria dois personagens complexos e ambguos ao mesmo tempo que recheia a narrativa com dilogos bem construdos e instigantes.
January 9, 2010
turns into a much more thought-provoking movie than you might otherwise expect
September 22, 2008
Combines a knack for storytelling with a rare instinct for exploring ideas within the framework of a major, star-driven Hollywood movie.
August 7, 2008
Themes about corporate ethics, greed, corruption and our vulnerability in the face of determined evil have a Falling Down finality that is weakened by unconvincing character arcs.
December 30, 2006
One of the most impressive movies of the year; taut and compelling.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
A slickly shot, intelligent thriller, it's buoyed up by an exceptional performance from Jackson, who brings crumpled dignity and pathos to his habitual loser.
July 16, 2005
December 6, 2004
Michell is willing to explore a drama that has no heroes, just broken men trying to find some hope in the darkness, some meaning in the madness.
January 7, 2004
... An extraordinary film with a level of moral complexity and attention to detail that are rare today ...
February 12, 2003
How often do you go to a Hollywood movie and still find yourself thinking about it on the way to work the next day?
February 8, 2003
Changing Lanes is a good movie built on a dumb premise. But it's a good movie all the same.
January 13, 2003
Despite its strong start with a plausible situation gone disastrously wrong, Changing Lanes lectures audiences and devolves into the corniest of melodramas--there's nothing subtle about it.
January 10, 2003
December 8, 2002
While Roger Michell's film does indeed take a bad detour in its home stretch, it is on the whole a brisk and absorbing morality play.
November 19, 2002
It's a bit contrived, but this is a strongly acted two-hander...
November 16, 2002
Inside the film's conflict-powered plot there is a decent moral trying to get out, but it's not that, it's the tension that keeps you in your seat. Affleck and Jackson are good sparring partners.
November 15, 2002
Fantastic!
November 7, 2002
Dog-eat-dog urban drama has great script, direction -- and unexpectedly smart performances from Affleck and Jackson.
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