Twisted Reviews

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March 13, 2018
It's sad to see the director of The Right Stuff and The Unbearable Lightness of Being reduced to this.
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January 5, 2007
This thriller seems most interested in lingering over battered and bloodied male faces.
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February 9, 2006
Sarah Thorpe's screenplay is a compendium of by-the-book clichés; Kaufman's direction leaves the material stranded in a limbo between po-faced and trashy; Judd's approximation of drunkenness is worrying to behold.
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March 11, 2004
The outdated, cliche-riddled direction is so inept and indifferent that it's hard to believe Twisted was lensed by the same Philip Kaufman who made The Right Stuff.
March 9, 2004
A suspense thriller without thrills or suspense.
March 1, 2004
Judd is let down by Twisted because tearful, confused victim doesn't come naturally to her; she's not fun to watch suffer if you can't see her calculating the payback.
March 1, 2004
This movie plays like they were reading [Roger Ebert's] little movie glossary and they took every cliche in there.
February 27, 2004
Gives new meaning to the word 'obvious.'
February 27, 2004
A nasty, formulaic and unforgivably obvious procedural.
February 27, 2004
Philip Kaufman's Twisted amalgamates the basic post-feminist woman-cop premises of Silence Of The Lambs and the Prime Suspect TV series so torpidly it feels less like entertainment than a community service sentence.
February 27, 2004
It's all perfectly rote and only occasionally satisfying.
February 27, 2004
It begins pretty, and ends up ugly.
February 27, 2004
The film is too simple to hold our interest for nearly two hours.
February 27, 2004
A chill-deficient suspense flick that shares too much common ominous ground with [Judd's] past thrillers.
February 27, 2004
Utterly devoid of suspense, energy or credibility.
February 27, 2004
We can only regret that this is the kind of script [Kaufman's] being offered these days. Now, that's twisted.
February 27, 2004
Bearable but hardly riveting.
February 27, 2004
It's always rather sad to watch gifted performers stranded in a tepid thriller.
February 27, 2004
As titles go, Twisted doesn't go quite far enough. Convoluted might have been better. Stretched also would have worked. Ridiculous would be most appropriate.
February 27, 2004
The script is credited to Sarah Thorp but has all the hallmarks of one of those screenplays that has gotten worse with every rewrite.
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