Untraceable

2008

Action / Crime / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

128
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 16%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 52%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 43833

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Cast

Colin Hanks as Griffin Dowd
Diane Lane as Jennifer Marsh
Billy Burke as Detective Eric Box
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Arthur James Elmer
720p.BLU
803.12 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 41 min
P/S 4 / 34

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Desiree 9 / 10

Untreacable is the thriller I have been searching for!

Amazing, Amazing movie! This is the first good thriller I have seen in a very long time. The acting was fantastic; this movie was overflowing with well respected actors and actresses like Diane Lane, Peter Lewis, Billy Burke, and Colin Hanks. The plot was intelligent and original. It was suitable for the times we are currently living in. There is now a new type of crime, crimes committed over the internet. This is one of the first movies to be released that deals with murder by way of computer. It was horrifying to watch and to think about but I suppose it can happen and we, as a society living in the times that we do, should be made aware of.

I was on the edge of my seat for a good portion of the movie. It was a mystery for about half of the movie but then they just flat out tell you who the killer is, which surprised me very much. It changed the entire mood of the film. It went from trying to figure out who the killer is to trying to catch him before he got you first. The ending was excellent. It ended quickly; all of a sudden it was over. But I liked it like that because it was shocking and then it was over. The ending was brilliant; I would have it no other way.

Reviewed by tomsview 6 / 10

Serial killer algorithm

I am always amazed at how inventive serial killers are in movies. In reality serial killers use fairly unimaginative methods in their crimes, and get away with them mostly through sheer luck. Even when they taunt the police with a note, they more often than not reveal a challenged level of literacy.

But in movies, the planning and engineering skills of the average serial killer are on a par with putting a man on the moon. "Untraceable" is a case in point.

Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane), an FBI agent involved in detecting cybercrime discovers a serial killer using an Internet site to set up his victims. The film has an unpleasant premise in that the murders only happen if viewers log on, which they do despite pleas not to from the authorities. The film posits a very jaundiced view of society, becoming somewhat preachy on the subject.

Much of what happens though is straight out of the Serial Killer Movie Manual, especially the head FBI guy taking a while to get on board with Jennifer's warnings.

A single-mother back-story and a quirky offsider with victim written all over him help fill out the space between the credits. One break from the formula is that the murders all involve guys and aren't sexual in nature, a point of difference with 99 per cent of serial killer movies.

Usually the most watchable part of this kind of thing is the detection element, and in this case the tracking sequences are the highlights of the movie.

The ending is definitely drawn from the manual as the cops close in on the killer - you hardly need to watch the screen to know how it ends.

As long as you don't expect a "Se7en", or a "Silence of the Lambs", "Untraceable" is not the worst serial killer thriller, however, it does take itself just a little too seriously - no wonder the critics thought its 'message' was hypocritical.

Reviewed by tiskec 8 / 10

Excellent

Let me start off by saying that this movie is extremely underrated. I think the cast and crew did a tremendous job with the setting of an FBI cyber-division office. In fact, I do believe they actually toured one (I remember in the DVD special features) and set up the office setting as close as they could get. Props to the crew for doing their homework. That probably added to the probability factor of the movie as well. It was very well done and believable.

Without getting too far into the movie (or spoiling it), I must say that the acting could pass as actual FBI cyber-division agents. I'm not just saying this because I'm into computer science either. The cast did and excellent job, without rushing the scenes, or pushing things way over-the-top. I liked how the head of the FBI in Portland, advised against pursuing the website with some psycho killing a cat live on a website at first. This is probably what the actual FBI would deter as well. At first the cyber-stalker, and serial killer, was no threat. So, the script did a good job in implementing believable scenarios, and not rushing into things, which would make the film illogical.

This movie was very well done. I truly made a connection with the characters, and the story was highly believable. The acting was superb, the script was great, and the dialog was outstanding. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes crime, drama, or thrillers. I own the blu-ray.

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