Switchback
Switchback (1997)

Scripter Jeb Stuart (Die Hard) made his directorial debut with this thriller about an FBI agent in pursuit of a serial killer. Politically ambitious Amarillo police chief Jack McGinnis (William Fichtner) uses a local murder to gain votes in… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 1, 1998
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Quaid is a one-note sadsack here and no natural action hero.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A well-done suspense-thriller...Has modest aspirations, but meets them admirably.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

messily written and surprisingly poorly acted... the pursuit is a yawn a minute, leading to a climax that would be laughable if it weren't so dull.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

A superb, underrated drama

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The striking American West setting enlivens this efficient, rote thriller.

Clint Morris
Moviehole

High-class thriller, with a superb turn by Quaid

Rod Granger
Film Journal International

Switchback plays as entertaining, if not quite classic, dramatic fare.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
The hunter became the hunted.
Neum Daddy
[img]http://www.tendreams.org/olbinski/Manon%20Lescaut%20a.jpg[/img] There are many things said in the world that really ought to have been said by somebody… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Unfairly maligned and under appreciated, Swtichback is a very good suspense thriller, and an especially fine entry into the serial killer genre. The film is… More