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Derailed Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
A poor schmuck's History of Violence
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Talent is involved everywhere in Derailed, and it all gets trashed in the final reel for the sake of teasing and then appeasing a bored November audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
One of those forgettable efforts that's neither bad enough to completely dismiss nor good enough to wholly recommend.
Kevin A. Ranson
December 30, 2006
The only thing harder to believe than someone falling for so obvious a ruse is for that same someone to have any chance of getting even for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/4.0
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
What finally derails the movie is that it thinks it's a lot smarter than it is.
| Original Score: 2/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 10, 2006
Derailed's primary strength -- a topsy turvy plot that will keep viewers guessing -- is also its main weakness. While the story developments are exciting and often surprising, most are based on [Clive Owen's character] making the stupidest possible
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 30, 2006
Típico asunto de receta (con mensaje moral solapado) que pretende sorprender con supuestas "vueltas de tuerca" pero apenas logra entretener.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 18, 2006
Em retrospecto, os vários furos do roteiro se tornam óbvios, e o fato é que Aniston não convence como femme fatale. Mas Owen e Cassel nos mantém atentos e relativamente crédulos durante a projeção.
| Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
February 2, 2006
Vincent Cassel has a huge amount of fun as LaRoche, overacting the Evil Frenchman bit to the point where he's practically twirling a moustache.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
December 6, 2005
Derailed never fully engages our sympathies. I think that's because it's difficult to swallow Owen as anything other than eminently resourceful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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James Berardinelli
December 6, 2005
Yet another in the seemingly endless line of stupid, generic thrillers that Hollywood foists upon the movie-going public.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
It's difficult to imagine why any of the talented people involved in this instantly forgettable affair would have been tempted to bother.
| Original Score: 3/5
David N. Butterworth
December 6, 2005
Hitchcock did this sort of thing much, much better of course. But "Derailed"'s strangers on a train are still worth your nine bucks or so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
December 6, 2005
All of Owen's problems would go away if he just went to the police.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 30, 2005
Someone had to work extra hard to make a movie this bad with two likeable leads like Mr. Owen and Ms. Aniston. I can't figure out why.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 25, 2005
Gripping while it lasts, but will be hard to remember in the morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
November 21, 2005
'Derailed' is an uncomfortably appropriate title for an intriguing look at consequences of adultery, hijacked by a crime thriller that's not as clever as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
November 19, 2005
(Jennifer)Aniston, busy since Friends waved goodbye and her marriage to Brad Pitt hit the skids, is plenty convincing as the mysterious Lucinda.
| Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 18, 2005
Sidetracked by a slew of unbelievable coincidences ... When the going gets tough, Aniston looks as out of place as a Prada bag on the south side of Chicago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
November 18, 2005
Despite its good points, the movie has at least one ending too many.
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