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Overall Rating
2.25

Awesome: 5.56%
Worth A Look: 11.11%
Average: 25%
Pretty Bad: 19.44%
Total Crap38.89%

3 reviews, 18 user ratings


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by Greg Muskewitz

"Failing imagination."
1 stars

Katie Holmes stars as a schizophrenic college student, wrought with a thesis, finals, and graduation, whose weariness is further wagged when she believes her two-years-in-the-missing boyfriend has resurfaced.

The movie is directed, and even more embarrassingly written, by Stephan Gaghan, the adapter of Traffic. By force-feeding the necessity of a search for the boy and putting a disposable second-string cop at Holmes’ aid, a scintilla of plot is harvested to sluggishly press the movie to its trick-or-surprise ending, seemingly the only goal that the rest was created around. As a director, the only trade Gaghan appears to have gotten out of Traffic is the intermittent usage of blue-tinted cinematography.

With Benjamin Bratt, Zooey Deschanel, Charlie Hunnam, Melanie Lynskey and Gabrielle Union.

[Not to be bothered with.]

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User Comments

1/22/16 David H. Silly knockoff of suspense thrillers 2 stars
11/12/08 PAUL SHORTT A FILM SO GLUMLY LOW-KEY IT FEELS LIKE ITS ON BARBITURATES 1 stars
10/31/08 ndjndj I need only news about health and bank today!, 4 stars
1/21/05 who matters?! its a great film with great actors/actresses!! really cool idea... 4 stars
12/09/04 Kristina Williams I literally fell asleep. I NEVER do that in a movie. 1 stars
4/17/04 Michael Greenwaldt A hypnotic, trippy, very well-made, and underrated film! Not for the mainstream audience! 4 stars
4/01/04 Charles Tatum Sillier and sillier as it goes, but Bratt is great 3 stars
3/04/04 Destroyo EL CRAPO!!!! 1 stars
1/24/04 Elena Interesting with a shocking, twist ending, but the male leads are all cheesy & melodramatic 4 stars
11/18/03 he an okay film 3 stars
5/25/03 Jack Sommersby Stylish & moderately involving, but it lacks tempo, tension, and surprise. Holmes is dour. 3 stars
4/29/03 djacosta A great POS and I don't mean Point Of Sales 1 stars
4/25/03 IHF What is this movie even about. I;ve seen it twice. 1 stars
3/01/03 ME THE BEST FILM 5 stars
12/17/02 Kyle Sucks more cock then a porn star. 1 stars
11/20/02 Ron20003 Yikes. what a crime. 1 stars
10/25/02 qtpie A GREAT FILM 5 stars
10/13/02 "Yes the shit." Saw a screening. It's honestly not worth seeing. Unless you've never seen a suspense film. 1 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  18-Oct-2002 (PG-13)

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Australia
  02-Feb-2002




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