Tuesday, July 7, 2009

UNTRACEABLE

Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Billy Burke, Owen Reilly


"A cyber killer has finally found the perfect accomplice: You."


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This thriller about a FBI agent (Diane Lane) in the cyber crime division who has to track down a serial killer (Joseph Cross) who posts his gruesome crimes on the Internet was scary. Well scary enough for me who isn't a big fan of horror flicks. But this isn't a horror film per se, more like a slow paced yet intriguing thriller that keeps you on the edge of your sofa.

Although a bit predictable in the who gets killed next department, the film nevertheless featured some of the most graphically revolting torture scenes I've seen in the movies. The main premise behind the criminally insane mind of the killer is revenge. Yet the fact that he actually sets up a web cam for the whole wide world to be a witness to his evil mind is quite disturbing. The scenes were well presented and well executed (pun intended). It was for me, the main highlights of the otherwise predictable film. Yes I might have a sadistic tendency lurking in my psyche. His acts of violence is seemingly untraceable (thus the title!) even with the most current technology in place. A preposterous idea if you ask me but well that is how the film kept its audience glued till the end.

Diane Lane as always delivers a good performance. While Colin Hanks (yes Tom Hanks' son) despite a brief role made a significant impact in the thriller. Most of the cinematography was bleak and somber as befitting those cops and killers themed movies.

Although it pales in comparison with other serial killer films, it is still a good enough movie with an intriguing plot to keep one entertained for a few hours.

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