Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds of his crimes on his website; the more hits the site gets, the faster the victim dies. Marsh and her team must find the elusive killer before time runs out.
Great movie! If you want to be entertained and have a few good laughs, see this movie. The music is also very good,
When a movie has you begging for it to end not even half way through it's pure crap. We've all seen this movie and this characters millions of times, nothing new in it. Don't waste your time.
Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.
A terrific literary drama and character piece that shows how the process of creating art can be seen differently by those doing it and those looking at it from the outside.
Untraceable (2008): Dir: Gregory Hoblit / Cast: Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, Mary Beth Hurt: Fascinating thriller referencing advance technology in society. A web site is posted where viewers become an accomplice to murder just by visiting the site. The murderer rigs up devices that torture the victims triggered by those viewing. Difficult to watch and repetitious but the third act is worthwhile. Director Gregory Hoblit is creative but the killer's identity is revealed too soon. Hoblit has directed similar films such as Primal Fear, Fallen and Frequency but the subjects and fantasy elements are different. What might have worked better is less graphic violence and a concentration on suspense and theme. Diane Lane holds strong as a police investigator out to solve this brutal crime although she will also become a target. Billy Burke as a detective seems too much like a romantic fling to Lane than anything else. Colin Hanks plays the standard computer geek who will also fall victim to a gruesome death. Joseph Cross plays the killer but his identity is given away early, which is one of the film's weaknesses. On the positive side we are given details as to why he went after the victims that he did, which broadens the role. Mary Beth Hurt plays Lane's mother but the role is flat. Good idea about how technology and particularly the Internet can be used as a product of harmful means. Score: 6 ½ / 10
A ferocious retelling of the old tale of voyeurism, supplemented by the behind-glass-partitions shots. It brought to my mind the memory of Hitchcock's (The Rear Window). A good casting is waiting for you there. Diane Lane was like enthusiastic .. The guy who played the serial killer gave the traditional flat affect imprinted on serial killers' faces in movies. His methods of killing seemed to me rather complying with the social roles of his victims, for example the anti-coagulant bleeding of the naturally cold-blooded pilot and the heat lamp burning of the announcer who brings secrets to light on TV. Actually voyeurism continues till the last moment as the chat room displays comments.. It's a good movie on the whole.
Silence of the Lambs meets Saw in this contrived hi-tech serial killer thriller starring Diane Lane as Jennifer Marsh, an F.B.I. Cyber Crimes agent investigating a website called Killwithme.com, which streams live video of people being tortured and killed by a psycho in his basement. The more people who log on to the site, the quicker the victim dies!Morbid curiosity and internet access has led me to see some pretty disturbing stuff in the past, but I would definitely draw the line at watching a murder, and I trust that most people would do likewise. The makers of Untraceable, on the other hand, assume that the masses would have no such qualms about watching live footage of people being killed, even if doing so made them complicit in the crime. It doesn't say much about their faith in humanity.Thank heavens, then, that our every click on the world-wide-web is being monitored — or so the authorities would dearly like us to believe: Untraceable is thinly veiled propaganda for the F.B.I. designed to scare the public into behaving themselves online. It kinda backfires, though, by unintentionally portraying the organisation as being full of incompetents: while millions log on to see innocent victims being bled to death, burnt to a crisp, and melted in acid, the F.B.I. fail to make any headway in blocking the site, but do manage to get two of their own people trapped by the killer (F.B.I. agents are clearly not trained to look in the back seat of their car). Doh!Despite a reasonable central performance from Diane Lane and a few effectively disgusting death scenes, Untraceable fails thanks to its dubious message—that most people are morally bankrupt and need to be policed—and a silly script full of iffy technological nonsense that only gets more and more preposterous as it progresses (the finalé is absolutely hilarious!).
FBI agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) is working cyber-crime with fellow agent Griffin Dowd (Colin Hanks). A tip comes in about a website livestreaming killing a kitten. It's an untraceable website that can't be shut down that is surprisingly originating from a local unknown place. Then the killer starts putting people in his torture chamber enlisting viewers who visit the site to help kill. Portland police detective Eric Box (Billy Burke) is investigating the case.The setup is pretty good for the usual serial killer fare. The movie lacks tension and excitement. The killer reveal is too early rendering much of the investigation uninteresting. Diane Lane does a strong job as a federal agent and a single mom. The ending is a bit disappointing as it winds down an interesting serial killer.