Untraceable

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  • Summary: Within the FBI, there exists a division dedicated to investigating and prosecuting criminals on the internet. Welcome to the front lines of the war on cybercrime, where Special Agent Jennifer Marsh has seen it all......until now. A tech-savvy internet predator is displaying his graphicWithin the FBI, there exists a division dedicated to investigating and prosecuting criminals on the internet. Welcome to the front lines of the war on cybercrime, where Special Agent Jennifer Marsh has seen it all......until now. A tech-savvy internet predator is displaying his graphic murders on his own website -- and the fate of each of his tormented captives is left in the hands of the public: the more hits his site gets, the faster his victims die. When this game of cat and mouse becomes personal, Marsh and her team must race against the clock to track down this technical mastermind who is virtually untraceable. (Screen Gems-Sony) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. 75
    A horrifying thriller, smart and tightly told, and merciless.
  2. 70
    If Dick Wolf is interested in doing a "Law & Order: Cyber Crimes," he could do worse than to follow the lead of Untraceable, a diverting police procedural about an FBI unit tasked with sleuthing the Internet for mouse-wielding bad guys.
  3. 50
    The film, which has the ingredients for a thoughtful, tense thriller throws away a compelling first half so it can descend into silliness and clichés.
  4. 40
    Computer movies have come a long way since the good old days of monitors projecting vector graphics on hackers’ faces, but there are still some forehead slappers in Untraceable.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    A wan version of the same old tired serial killer story, despite its updated milieu -- cyberspace.
  6. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    30
    Directed by Gregory Hoblit from a screenplay by a trio (a trio!) of whomevers, Untraceable hasn't the brains of a class-act psychothriller like "The Silence of the Lambs" (though it does reprise that film's titillating homophobia); worse yet, it lacks the balls to juice up the trashy verve of the "Saw" series.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    0
    Untraceable really is disgraceable. It's bad enough when a movie offers up atrocity scenes that would make the Nanking soldiers seem like Hannah Montana; it's repellent when the movie dresses up the sadism in a moral message that condemns the very weakness it is exploiting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. justinm.
    Dec 29, 2008
    10
    Thrilling, great acting.
  2. JaredB.
    Jun 10, 2008
    9
    When I first saw the trailers for this movie, I was, to say the least, repulsed. My first impression was, "Oh, this will be just another When I first saw the trailers for this movie, I was, to say the least, repulsed. My first impression was, "Oh, this will be just another boring 'torture porn' movie. Well, I was partially right. While this movie fell neatly into the 'torture porn' category, it was anything but boring. For the whole hour and forty-one minute length of the film, I was on the edge of my seat. Diane Lane, whose last good movie was "Unfaithful,' is excellent as Jennifer, an investigator with the FBI's cybercrimes unit. One day, she and her partner, played by Colin Hanks, stumble upon a site, where the webmaster kidnaps various people and tortures them. The more hits this website gets, the faster the victims die. At first, Jennifer treats this as just another case. That is, until someone very close to her becomes the killer's next victim. My only problem with this movie was the end. For those who have yet to see this movie, I won't spoil it. To everyone else, were you as frustrated by this as I was? Besides this one minor flaw, I gotta say, I found this to be an enjoyable, tense, well-made thriller. Pick up a copy and enjoy. Expand
  3. JasonO.
    Feb 7, 2008
    8
    I thought the movie was way better than I thought it was going to be. I think the movie is really interesting to watch and it really goes at I thought the movie was way better than I thought it was going to be. I think the movie is really interesting to watch and it really goes at a good pace. The movie gets an 8 out of 10 because it was actually worth the $9.50 unlike some movies that are just better to wait for on DVD. Expand
  4. TonyB.
    Jul 2, 2008
    6
    Somewhat hypocritical in exploiting what it purports to condemn and marred by some plot development holes, "Untraceable" still grabs hold of Somewhat hypocritical in exploiting what it purports to condemn and marred by some plot development holes, "Untraceable" still grabs hold of you and does not let go until its satisfyingly abrupt ending. Diane Lane does her usual fine job and is ably supported by a good cast. Expand
  5. JohnD
    Jan 29, 2008
    5
    Enjoy this movie for what it is, a repeditive but fun popcorn thriller designed to get you girlfriend to bury her head in your chest.
  6. JessieC.
    Aug 7, 2008
    2
    This movie was aweful! I am typically a big fan of crime/thriller shows and movies, but I couldn't make it all the way through. The This movie was aweful! I am typically a big fan of crime/thriller shows and movies, but I couldn't make it all the way through. The killer is identified immediately, which means that the only suspense involved is waiting for more bloodshed. Far too grusome in my opinion! The only plus was the cast. Expand
  7. MarcusA.
    Jan 25, 2008
    0
    You people are idiots. And why Roger Ebert, why? Stop giving bad movies good ratings, please! Every time you do this I lose a little respect for you.

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