Changing Lanes
Changing Lanes (2002)

Director Roger Michell follows up the hit romantic comedy Notting Hill (1999) with this thought-provoking thriller. Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson star, respectively, as Gavin Banek and Doyle Gibson, two New York men whose lives become… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 12, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 10, 2002
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though some may find its conclusion unsatisfying, Changing Lanes is a tense, well-crafted exploration of meaty ethical dilemmas.

Robert Koehler

Combines a knack for storytelling with a rare instinct for exploring ideas within the framework of a major, star-driven Hollywood movie.

Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly

The two stars? They're exactly right.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Emotionally violent thriller for mature teens.

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Time Out

A slickly shot, intelligent thriller, it's buoyed up by an exceptional performance from Jackson, who brings crumpled dignity and pathos to his habitual loser.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

In addition to gluing you to the edge of your seat, Changing Lanes is also a film of freshness, imagination and insight.

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Nick Rogers

"Changing Lanes" asks how far we'd go not to lose what's ours, but it's a morality play with hope for détente rather than any destructive force. Gavin and Doyle are two severely flawed men whose best intentions are knocked about by their worst impulses.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A thrilling ride but also a thoughtful one, it's a movie that does manage to do more good than bad by the end of the day.

Dennis Lim
Village Voice

The ending is guaranteed to aggravate any self-respecting New York driver.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Evitando o maniqueísmo, o roteiro cria dois personagens complexos e ambíguos ao mesmo tempo que recheia a narrativa com diálogos bem construídos e instigantes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Lewis
Changing Lanes keeps you on your toes with a tense screenplay that does not let up until the final scenes when everyone is tidied up a little too well after all… More
danny d
decent flick but not that rememberable
"<b>Changing Lanes</b> is a good thriller. It's original and gives two great performances from Jackson and Affleck. Gavin Banek and… More
Manu Gino
Very good movie, wasn't the first time that I have seeing part of this movie but is the first time I've seeing it completely and on Cable. I thought… More
Jason Robinson
Another great suggestion from Mr. Tim Ryan. If you thought that Sam Jackson made his money by cursing really loudly on camera, check out this movie him actually… More
Lenny Muggsy
This is one of the first R rated movies I snuck into back in the day, I didn't really think it was good back then. I don't really think it's… More