Untraceable (18)

Film

Thrillers

migrate.38687.jpg

Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

User ratings:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5
Rate this
 

Time Out says

Tue Feb 26 2008

You know something ain’t kosher when a movie purporting to offer a critique of sadistic voyeurism opens with a hand-rubbing scene of kitten abuse. A minor turn in the torture porn cycle, ‘Untraceable’ pegs its scenes of calculated torment to a web-phobic police procedural plot that tries to do for cybersnooping what ‘24’ did for ‘enhanced interrogation’.

Diane Lane is an Oregon FBI agent investigating a website on which victims are subjected to fatal ordeals involving cement, sulphuric acid and lawnmowers; the imaginative use of anticoagulants gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘streaming content’. The gimmick is that the more people click on the site, the faster the victim dies, making each of its users An Accomplice To Murder!

Such finger-pointing might – just might – come off a little more credibly if it weren’t interspersed with shots of bubbling skin, necrotising wounds and water-tanks clouded with blood. Genre clichés arrive at broadband speed, from the obstructive senior officer to the cute daughter’s interrupted birthday party.
0

Reviews

Add +

Release details

Rated:

18

UK release:

Fri Feb 29, 2008

Users say

0
<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:12
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:3
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|34
1 person listening
george

This is as good a film about voyeurism as Rear Window. Mr. Holcomb must be young or perhaps oblivious to the internet realities... perhaps he missed the recent suicide of a 13 year old due to the MOTHER of one of her friends... and with the rise of Celebrity cutture, al queda filming beheadings... Mr. Holcomb is naive. This film is not ractionary, it is right on the moment, and a wake up call to what is really happening in the real world.

george

This is as good a film about voyeurism as Rear Window. Mr. Holcomb must be young or perhaps oblivious to the internet realities... perhaps he missed the recent suicide of a 13 year old due to the MOTHER of one of her friends... and with the rise of Celebrity cutture, al queda filming beheadings... Mr. Holcomb is naive. This film is not ractionary, it is right on the moment, and a wake up call to what is really happening in the real world.

critique

The central concept - that the victim dies quicker if the website gets more hits - is more interesting than the film its self, which plods along quite predictably.

critique

The central concept - that the victim dies quicker if the website gets more hits - is more interesting than the film its self, which plods along quite predictably.

nazdaq

i thought heir was not that much tits n ass in the film ad plus bhaiya neva starred in that film so i think its an absolute disaster, btw mayas got a big botty lol

nazdaq

i thought heir was not that much tits n ass in the film ad plus bhaiya neva starred in that film so i think its an absolute disaster, btw mayas got a big botty lol

Victor

It was gripping, it was engaging... it is not one minute you watch your wathc or even think in peeing while in this movie... Love it... I liove that colours and the rain and the nastiness in the killers eyes... the anguish of Lane and the fact that she did not end up having an affair with the handsome detective... Morally... wow... who cares when the suspense is so great!

Victor

It was gripping, it was engaging... it is not one minute you watch your wathc or even think in peeing while in this movie... Love it... I liove that colours and the rain and the nastiness in the killers eyes... the anguish of Lane and the fact that she did not end up having an affair with the handsome detective... Morally... wow... who cares when the suspense is so great!

Jax

Imagine an insipid hybrid of "Saw" and "Silence of the Lambs", plodding along at a gentle pace to a predictable conclusion This is "Untraceable". Best viewed on video, if there's nothing on telly.

Jax

Imagine an insipid hybrid of "Saw" and "Silence of the Lambs", plodding along at a gentle pace to a predictable conclusion This is "Untraceable". Best viewed on video, if there's nothing on telly.

rajesh

CALLING all SAW fans, GO and watch this movie, its almost as good! almost ( saw is hard to beat ), but it will feed your appetite for a while! definately worth watching

rajesh

CALLING all SAW fans, GO and watch this movie, its almost as good! almost ( saw is hard to beat ), but it will feed your appetite for a while! definately worth watching

hannah

i thought untraceble was abit dissipointing, i presumed it would be more like "saw" Me and my boyfreind felt it didnt keep us guessing for long enough, i also thought with it being an 18 it wouldn't be easy understand, I found it very predictable. Overall it was a good story line, just more should of been made of it.

hannah

i thought untraceble was abit dissipointing, i presumed it would be more like "saw" Me and my boyfreind felt it didnt keep us guessing for long enough, i also thought with it being an 18 it wouldn't be easy understand, I found it very predictable. Overall it was a good story line, just more should of been made of it.

Laurie Shepherd

Quite simply an amazing thrill-ride thriller, Diane Lane is an amazing actress and the film was very exciting and thrilling. An intelligent thriller which builds to a nerve-shredding climax. Definately a must see film.

Laurie Shepherd

Quite simply an amazing thrill-ride thriller, Diane Lane is an amazing actress and the film was very exciting and thrilling. An intelligent thriller which builds to a nerve-shredding climax. Definately a must see film.

Neil Griffiths

Hour and a half just flew by. Didn't touch my popcorn either. This is film is as gripping and exciting as thrillers come. SUPER.

Neil Griffiths

Hour and a half just flew by. Didn't touch my popcorn either. This is film is as gripping and exciting as thrillers come. SUPER.

Ben Carter

Engrossing and exciting. Top quality thriller with some powerful scenes. If you like your thrillers then this is for you.

Ben Carter

Engrossing and exciting. Top quality thriller with some powerful scenes. If you like your thrillers then this is for you.

Alex Hammond

I thought this movie would be like "FearDotCom", but I was wrong. "Untraceable" is a stunning movie. Diane Lane is amazing in the lead role and everything about this near flawless film is of top quality. The pace and action is gripping and the story is entertaining and thought-provoking as well as being totally engrossing. I was totally hooked from the get go and really enjoyed it. The ending was cool. The whole cinema loved it and got involved. This really is one of the very best thrillers I've seen and is up the top near "Silence of the Lambs" and "Seven". A stunning movie with a great performance by Diane Lane. Highly recommended!

Alex Hammond

I thought this movie would be like "FearDotCom", but I was wrong. "Untraceable" is a stunning movie. Diane Lane is amazing in the lead role and everything about this near flawless film is of top quality. The pace and action is gripping and the story is entertaining and thought-provoking as well as being totally engrossing. I was totally hooked from the get go and really enjoyed it. The ending was cool. The whole cinema loved it and got involved. This really is one of the very best thrillers I've seen and is up the top near "Silence of the Lambs" and "Seven". A stunning movie with a great performance by Diane Lane. Highly recommended!

Kev

I thought UNTRACEABLE was amazing. Really intense and suspenseful. Probably one of the best crime thrillers since SE7EN. Diane Lane was superb too. Very recommended!

Kev

I thought UNTRACEABLE was amazing. Really intense and suspenseful. Probably one of the best crime thrillers since SE7EN. Diane Lane was superb too. Very recommended!

kEV

UNTRACEABLE was superb. Very powerful and suspenseful. Diane Lane was great and the film reminded me of SE7EN. Highly recommended!

kEV

UNTRACEABLE was superb. Very powerful and suspenseful. Diane Lane was great and the film reminded me of SE7EN. Highly recommended!