Adulterous lovers (Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston) must turn the tables on a violent blackmailer (Vincent Cassel) to save their respective families.
" 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. "
" Derailed" - - a pure popcorn thriller - - may find it hard to make a dent at the box office. But it is worth seeing. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Derailed is a choo-choo bound for oblivion - - and making no stops for plausibility along the way. "
" 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. "
" As male guilt and vengeance fantasies go, Derailed has its moments of righteous comeuppance. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" As long as Clive Owen is on his own, solving problems and planning revenge, Derailed is a reasonably gripping thriller. "
" Like a runaway train, the movie hurtles over the tracks so fast, you can barely keep up with the incongruities. "
" They Never Saw It Coming, teases the poster for Derailed, and you have to wonder if blindness is now a prerequisite for Hollywood characters. "
" [Derailed has] a ludicrous script whose twists and turns are laughably obvious or just plain laughable. "
" 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. "
" Derailed is one of those thrillers that makes you wish the main characters watched more thrillers, because then they wouldn't act like chumps. "
" Derailed is just entertaining enough if you approach it with appropriately low expectations. "
" Yet another in the seemingly endless line of stupid, generic thrillers that Hollywood foists upon the movie-going public. "
" Derailed doesn't hold up. At the end, we want more, or less, or different. "
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