Changing Lanes Reviews

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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.
July 16, 2005
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
September 10, 2002
A not-so-smart, Swiss cheese slice of a morality tale about utterly unlikable people doing dumb and/or despicable things.
September 9, 2002
The story is nothing new -- and the ending is just too trite.
August 8, 2002
Had the conclusion been bitter, the message would have been the same -- and maybe even more powerful, because the audience would have gotten the message on its own.
June 19, 2002
Movies like this make an audience feel numb after being put through so much in a short amount of time. It's unbelievable and relentless.
June 5, 2002
Coincidence piles on top of coincidence in such rapid succession that the film becomes exasperatingly funny. The whole movie %u2013 with very little alteration %u2013 could, in fact, be played for comedy.
June 4, 2002
With a cast like this I expected much more - like to be entertained. I was hoping that they would just kill each other so I could get in my car and go home.
May 15, 2002
I don't go to the movies with the hopes of being spiralled into a depression. Nevertheless, that's what I got when I saw Changing Lanes.
May 9, 2002
Neither Gipson nor Banek makes much of a poster child for the danger of civilized behavior devolving into savagery, since neither of them seems quite stable from the outset.
April 20, 2002
For all the hubbub, the messages here are dismayingly simple-minded.
April 18, 2002
"Roger Michell ("Notting Hill") directs a morality thriller."
April 16, 2002
The ending is guaranteed to aggravate any self-respecting New York driver.
April 15, 2002
...passable enough for a shoot-out in the o.k. court house of life type of flick. Strictly middle of the road.
April 13, 2002
When Affleck starts talking in metaphors toward the end, you don't want to change lanes -- you want to change theaters.
April 12, 2002
Director Roger Michell does so many of the little things right that it's difficult not to cuss him out severely for bungling the big stuff.
April 12, 2002
Where Changing Lanes comes up short is the writing. A trio of scenarists are credited, and they can't pin down a tone or focus or moral for the story, even as they gamely steer it away from the predictable.
April 12, 2002
Engaging, in a coldly intellectually fashion, but depressing sociologically, emotionally.
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