Untraceable

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6.21 h 40 min2008X-RayR
There has never been a cyber criminal they couldn't catch...until now...The more people who watch...the faster the victims die.
Directors
Gregory Hoblit
Starring
Diane LaneColin HanksBilly Burke
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Action
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English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Joseph CrossMary Beth Hurt
Producers
Steven PearlAndy CohenTom RosenbergGary LucchesiHawk Koch
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R (Restricted)
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Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.4 out of 5 stars

1195 global ratings

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robert hReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Hollywood hypocrisy at it's finest.
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The writers' antagonist publishes live snuff films on the Internet, only allows access to American viewers yet manages to garner not just millions but tens of millions viewers. I refuse to believe the US or any similarly sized nation is filled with that many twisted sadistic people but instead have to question just how twisted the writers and director are. I have a strong stomach and even knowing it's all make believe, I had to look away from the torture and murder of the antagonist's final victim the director decided to show in such detail.
The characters were formulaic, the story twists completely predictable (Whenever a character in a crime drama says, "I think I have the answer. I just need to check something first.", they are of course the next victim.) and the writing unbelieveable (The cyber crimes expert uses her home wifi network when trying to identify a cyber criminal genius? Yeah. Right.)
This is little more than a snuff film masquerading as a "message" film.
37 people found this helpful
Sydna MageeReviewed in the United States on September 10, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Horrible simply Horrible
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If you are sick in the head and love to watch people die horribe deaths this may be for you... Then to top it off the FBI agent behaves stupidly like checking front seat of a vechile and NOT checking either of the back seats.... ugh! Got ya, imagine that... Dont waste your time! I expected more from these actors.
27 people found this helpful
KoalaSezReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Beyond disturbing
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Stopped watching a couple minutes in; I knew what was coming and didn't need to see or hear it. Reading other reviews confirmed my thoughts about this movie. It isn't much of a stretch to realize there is an underground circuit most people can't even imagine. The dark web everyone hears about just scratches the surface. It wouldn't surprise me to learn techies all over the world are developing things like this, and get bizarre ideas from movies like this one.
10 people found this helpful
ClarityOfMindReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Underwhelmingly wasted time… 🤢🤮
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I love Diana Lane and I know this was supposed to be a dark movie, but it was so damn mysterious that I was wasting my energy trying to figure out what ANYBODY was doing and why... That is not a good aspect of a movie.

I have a huge DVD collection and I’ve seen MANY movies and TV shows. This was one of the biggest flops I’ve ever seen and a waste of good talent. Zero stars if it were possible. Sorry to Diana Lane and everybody else involved. I don’t know if it was a technical problem, but every movie is reviewed numerous times so it is inexcusable. Total waste!
13 people found this helpful
NosidinoReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very Good Movie In A Perfect Setting
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I remember when this movie was out in theaters but was never able to get around to seeing it. I bought it on DVD from Amazon five years ago and finally saw it the other night. I really liked it.

Part Saw, part Silence of the Lambs, this movie was a blend of both. Violent and gory and a bit far-fetched but nonetheless it kept me on the edge of my seat. Why a man with his capabilities would go this far I don't know. he had a grievance, you say but I know that if I had a grievance like him I'd have hacked into Wall Street and enriched myself whilst using my newfound wealth to destroy those who hurt my dad in other more legal or semi-legal ways. the guy went too far and gained very little. What real satisfaction was there for him? I loved the location being the Pacific Northwest.

Here is Leonard Maltin's take on the film. Formulaic but effective thriller about a computer savvy psycho who devises the ultimate killer app: On his website, he offers down streaming video of captives tormented by torture devices that grow increasingly more painful, and eventually lethal, as voyeurs worldwide click to watch. Not for the squeamish. About as satisfying as a better than average episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Diane Lane is persuasive as the FBI agent on the killer's trail.

I wish they would make more movies like this for women to play. They are so rare in Hollywood. Maltin gave it Two and a Half Stars out of Four. I say Four Stars our of Five at least and maybe Four and a Half Stars. I'm the 431st person to review this movie.

A. Nathaniel Wallace, Jr.
4 people found this helpful
JoshuaReviewed in the United States on April 21, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
disturbing
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honestly i didn't watch the whole movie. maybe just 20 minutes..didn't care for it, not a very good movie. more disturbing than anything.
12 people found this helpful
Calvin D. WebsterReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Shocking Horiffic Hollywood Snuff Film!
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Tragically, there are actually people that like watching others get hurt. It seemed to me like the writers of this film were more interested in satisfying some sadistic appetite than portraying cyber-crime fighting. Very graphic deaths were portrayed in detail. There was even one authentic film of a real suicide where someone shot themselves in the head then fell off the bridge onto pavement below. I'm sure this was in the public domain, like they said in the movie. It was supposed to be showing the killer's father and the motivation behind his publicly killing all his victims. Too bad such great actors were sucked into this but it's a horribly distasteful film.
3 people found this helpful
tbReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't pass up this movie!!!
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Cyber crime is serious business. This movie gets the verbiage correct, the methodology correct, the capabilities of the IP correct and exposes how crass the internet can be! Explanations for technology are not given. However, remember the buzz words and you can learn about it with an online search!

The internet was originally called DarpaNet, for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration. Darpa has the responsibiity of advancing research to aid in the defense of our nation! The results of their work are extensive on the civilian side, so don't put down defense research! The purpose of DarpaNet was to make a Command and Control System, that had no single point of failure, and would allow the US DoD structure to withstand a nuclear attack. DarpaNet met its design goals. We are the benefactors of it. Of course, the WWW was an extension to DarpaNet with the work of HTML and the Browser. This made the Internet what it is today.

Untraceable is the tale of one malevolent www emotionally disturbed user's desire to wrought vengeance on his perceived enemies. The movies plot is tight. Some characters are more completely defined that others. However, the tension and terror built through the second act, with a third act that brings a satisfying conclusion to the story arc. Some story lines are left to the imagination, but so what! What movie completes every story line in less that a week. If this were a movie that extended over a week, with relief breaks for exercise of many forms; well I don't think I would last through such a movie! I think I would be asleep after 240 minutes!
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