Derailed (2005)

A married Manhattan ad man, Charles Schine, falls in lust with a sexy younger woman he meets on his commuter train, but when they meet in a hotel it goes terribly wrong. An armed man bursts in, beats Charles, rapes his date and then… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 11, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With miscast stars, a ludicrous plot and an obvious twist, Derailed embodies its name all too aptly.

James Berardinelli

Yet another in the seemingly endless line of stupid, generic thrillers that Hollywood foists upon the movie-going public.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

[Derailed has] a ludicrous script whose twists and turns are laughably obvious or just plain laughable.

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Fernando F. Croce

A poor schmuck's History of Violence

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Someone had to work extra hard to make a movie this bad with two likeable leads like Mr. Owen and Ms. Aniston. I can't figure out why.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

As long as Clive Owen is on his own, solving problems and planning revenge, Derailed is a reasonably gripping thriller.

Rob Gonsalves

Talent is involved everywhere in Derailed, and it all gets trashed in the final reel for the sake of teasing and then appeasing a bored November audience.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It has a great look, a couple of genuinely terrifying turns and a surprise or two that I didn't see coming. This is a flawed but stylish and entertaining thriller.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

They Never Saw It Coming, teases the poster for Derailed, and you have to wonder if blindness is now a prerequisite for Hollywood characters.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

One of those forgettable efforts that's neither bad enough to completely dismiss nor good enough to wholly recommend.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The fear of the inner city dirt and grit and slime exploited bigtime with this cautionary tale about a innocent and nave businessman (?!?) seduced into an… More
Lady D'arbanville
Thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish, good performances alll round, particularly from Vincent Cassel, but more shockingly, a good performance from… More
Nicki Marie
Rewatched last night after many years. I actually could remember the twist in this one, and actually it's glaringly obvious anyhow, which I don't… More
Conner Rainwater
I actually really liked this and it's a great improvement on the bland novel. Clive Owen played his part perfectly along with Vincent Cassel, who played… More
Phil Hubbs
So I was gonna watch the JCVD thriller called 'Derailed' but after the first five minutes I realised I had the wrong film haha so I stuck with this… More
Al S
It's one of the smartest, sexiest, stylish and most intriguing thrillers in years. A riveting first-rate suspense thriller. It will have you on the edge… More

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