Changing Lanes Reviews

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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.
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.
November 19, 2002
It's a bit contrived, but this is a strongly acted two-hander...
October 15, 2002
Changing Lanes is a surprise.
July 20, 2002
A thrilling ride but also a thoughtful one, it's a movie that does manage to do more good than bad by the end of the day.
Top Critic
April 25, 2002
In addition to gluing you to the edge of your seat, Changing Lanes is also a film of freshness, imagination and insight.
April 16, 2002
The ending is guaranteed to aggravate any self-respecting New York driver.
April 15, 2002
It pulls the rug out from under you, just when you're ready to hate one character, or really sympathize with another character, something happens to send you off in different direction.
April 13, 2002
It's watchable and compelling, and works on more than one level.
April 12, 2002
Far richer than you'd ever think possible.
April 12, 2002
The movie goes for the throat and keeps squeezing.
April 12, 2002
Although dampened by intermittent preachiness and an unconvincingly pat and uplifting resolution ... Changing Lanes nevertheless taps into emotions so convincing it elevates the movie above its own shortcomings.
April 12, 2002
Thanks to a tight screenplay by Chap Taylor and Michael Tolkin and the unflagging pace set by director Roger Michell, Changing Lanes doesn't feel overburdened by all its drama.
April 12, 2002
At its best, watching Changing Lanes is like watching controlled madness.
April 12, 2002
Engaging, in a coldly intellectually fashion, but depressing sociologically, emotionally.
April 12, 2002
Finally, a thinking person's thriller.
April 12, 2002
The story begged for a darker, more biting resolution, but that might have been deemed too bleak for a movie that is almost entirely bile.
April 12, 2002
Directed with purpose and finesse by England's Roger Mitchell, who handily makes the move from pleasing, relatively lightweight commercial fare such as Notting Hill to commercial fare with real thematic heft.
April 12, 2002
Banek is one of the more complex characters Affleck has attempted, but the performance comes off flat and uninvolving.
April 12, 2002
Definitely erratic, this thing -- all in all, it's the sort of commercial vehicle you might want to stay well back of.
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