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Untraceable (2008)



Critic Consensus: Despite Diane Lane's earnest effort, Untraceable manages to be nothing more than a run-of-the-mill thriller with a hypocritical message.

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This is the story of a technology-savvy serial killer who displays his graphic murders on his own website. The FBI Internet Crimes division must work quickly to track him down.

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Diane Lane
as Jennifer Marsh
Billy Burke
as Detective Eric Box
Colin Hanks
as Griffin Dowd
Joseph Cross
as Owen Reilly
Mary Beth Hurt
as Stella Marsh
Peter Barent Lewis
as Richard Brooks
Tyrone Giordano
as Tim Wilks
Perla Haney-Jardine
as Annie Haskins
Tim De Zarn
as Herbert Miller
Christopher Cousins
as David Williams
Chris Cousins
as David Williams
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
as Arthur James Elmer
Trina Adams
as Female Cop No. 3
Brynn Baron
as Mrs. Miller
John Breen
as Richard Weymouth
Dan Callahan
as Trey Restom--Spoiled Preppie
Erin Carufel
as Melanie
Ryan Deal
as Cop No. 1
Marilyn Deutsch
as National Newscaster No.1
Pete Ferryman
as Daytime Newscaster No.1
Kirk Mouser
as FBI Agent Carter Thompson
David Freitas
as Five O'Clock Newscaster #1
Betty Moyer
as Assistant
Katie O'Grady
as Portland Reporter #2
Jamal N. Qutub
as Young Stone
Zachary Hoffman
as Chief of Police Michael Bagley
Sarah Brillhart
as Daughter of Mrs. Miller
Diana Brillhart
as Daughter of Mrs. Miller
Ryan Hopkins
as Acne-Faced Kid
Len Huynh
as Tom Park (Asian Man)
Jim Hyde
as National Newscaster #2
Dax Jordan
as Scotty Hillman
Dan Liu
as Detective Tom Moy
Kimberly Maus
as Five O'Clock Newscaster #2
Kerry Tomlinson
as Daytime Newscaster #2
David Wilson
as Portland Reporter #1
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Critic Reviews for Untraceable

All Critics (148) | Top Critics (46)

[T]he honkingly stupid script is the kind that inspires Mystery Science Theater call-and-response.

May 1, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
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Lane is an imaginative actress, every bit as good as Jodie Foster, and the film is clothed in a dark and chilly atmosphere that Hoblit constructs with some skill.

February 29, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

The problem with Hollywood films condemning the public appetite for torture is that they frequently pander to it, and this is a very lurid and unsavoury example.

February 29, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Very unpleasant, though skilfully put together by director Gregory Hoblit and acted with beyond-the-call empathy by Ms Lane.

February 29, 2008 | Full Review…

This new variation on the theme isn't bad, in a gruesome and horrible way, and features a strong performance from Diane Lane as an FBI agent.

February 29, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

On the surface the film is a solid thriller, but there's more thought here than in the average serial killer flick.

February 29, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Untraceable


Perhaps not quite as impressive on the second viewing of this film, due to the high number of films created around similar scenarios, the online killer has perhaps struck far too many times. Having said that this was slightly more Thriller than Horror and Diane Lane was a likeable lead, plus there was more of a believable background story than most of this genre.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

its ok in a thriller by the numbers kind of way.

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer


Untraceable was seen as one of the worst films of 2008 when released. I do not understand why this is so. Diane Lane makes the film what it is with a decent enough performance to keep you interested in watching. Untraceable though not flawless is still a strong enough thriller to keep you guessing til the end. Some parts of this film were indeed creepy, and Hoblit's direction adds the right amount of tension to the mix. Untraceable is highly underrated, though definitely not the best thriller it has a decent enough story. It's not as bad as what many reviews have said. If you want the worst recent thriller rent 88 Minutes. Untraceable mixes elements of a crime thriller with creepy parts seen in horror films. But as far as a good thriller is concerned, Untraceable is a decent enough film to watch.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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