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Derailed Reviews

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
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.
November 14, 2005
It has a great look, a couple of genuinely terrifying turns and a surprise or two that I didn't see coming. This is a flawed but stylish and entertaining thriller.
November 11, 2005
[Derailed has] a ludicrous script whose twists and turns are laughably obvious or just plain laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 11, 2005
As long as Clive Owen is on his own, solving problems and planning revenge, Derailed is a reasonably gripping thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 11, 2005
They Never Saw It Coming, teases the poster for Derailed, and you have to wonder if blindness is now a prerequisite for Hollywood characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2005
As male guilt and vengeance fantasies go, Derailed has its moments of righteous comeuppance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 11, 2005
Derailed is a choo-choo bound for oblivion - - and making no stops for plausibility along the way.
Read More | Original Score: .5/4
November 11, 2005
Like a runaway train, the movie hurtles over the tracks so fast, you can barely keep up with the incongruities.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2005
You'd have to have been frozen in an Arctic ice block with no access to cable TV not to know exactly what's coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2005
Derailed is one of those thrillers that makes you wish the main characters watched more thrillers, because then they wouldn't act like chumps.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 11, 2005
Derailed is just entertaining enough if you approach it with appropriately low expectations.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 11, 2005
No one is terrible in this film. The acting is passable; the camera's in focus; the lines make sense. But it's all been done before, far too often.
Read More | Original Score: D+
November 11, 2005
What we can't quite get our head around is the fact that as urbane and smart as Charles would seem to be, he doesn't appear to have ever seen even one film noir movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2005
In the end, the movie has the musty odor of a cheap hotel room, the kind where you're not entirely convinced that the management bothers to change the sheets after every guest.
Read More | Original Score: C
November 11, 2005
Shot without visual style, sharp dialogue or discernible logic, the movie seems to be riding entirely on the star power of Aniston, Clive Owen and the boastful Weinsteins.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 11, 2005
Derailed" - - a pure popcorn thriller - - may find it hard to make a dent at the box office. But it is worth seeing.
November 11, 2005
Derailed doesn't hold up. At the end, we want more, or less, or different.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 11, 2005
Derailed is a tawdry, predictable hunk of movie headcheese.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 10, 2005
Drawn-out, clunky and uneasily acted, as well as exasperating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 10, 2005
If Deceived was Hitchcock Lite, Derailed is Extra Lite -- there's no caloric content whatsoever.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 10, 2005
Fans of Owen will want to see Derailed but most others will feel that where plausibility is concerned, it falls off the tracks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 10, 2005
Derailed is a penny dreadful with A-list stars.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 10, 2005
Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen star in this glossy and often risible bit of trash about an adulterous affair gone bad, bad, bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 10, 2005
It's fast, slick, stupid, violent fun and, despite the cynically high body count, without serious intention in this world.
November 10, 2005
As a thriller, Derailed proceeds with the same unearned swagger as a bad magic act, revealing its astonishments to the evident surprise of the filmmakers alone.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 10, 2005
Derailed is a silly, lurid, pulpy thriller that's not nearly lurid and pulpy enough to be much fun, but more than silly enough to be ludicrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 10, 2005
Not since Fatal Attraction have the potential pitfalls of marital infidelity been so frighteningly portrayed in a movie.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 10, 2005
Famously dense though I am when it comes to plot twists, I had this one at hello.
November 10, 2005
In the vast world of ludicrous plots, and the vaster world of ludicrous plots for thrillers starring handsome celebrities, Derailed rings almost logical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 10, 2005
A cagey, tough-as-nails thriller that makes up in swagger and star wattage what it may lack in surprise.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 10, 2005
Derailed is entertaining, but you'll be several steps ahead of it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 10, 2005
Derailed is all too apt a title.
Read More | Original Score: C+
November 9, 2005
The odds are even that reaction to the twist, when it comes, will be huh! Or duh. Or whaaaa?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 8, 2005
In terms of taut plot, Derailed doesn't exactly hold together either, but it's good at pretending it does.
November 7, 2005
This flaccid psychological thriller keeps spoiling its own surprise by constantly signaling the big plot twist.
November 7, 2005
This murky psychological suspenser manages the tricky feat of being as predictable as it is finally preposterous.
November 3, 2005
Hafstrom is hamstrung by a Stuart Beattie script that telegraphs all its surprises and by two mismatched, miscast stars.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4