Twisted (2004)

Philip Kaufman directs the detective thriller Twisted (originally to be titled The Blackout Murders), with a script by up-and-coming filmmaker Sarah Thorp. Ashley Judd plays troubled police detective Jessica Shepard, who works under the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 27, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004
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Critic Score: 1% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An implausible, overheated potboiler that squanders a stellar cast, Twisted is a clichéd, risible whodunit.

Chicago Reader

This thriller seems most interested in lingering over battered and bloodied male faces.

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Jorge Morales
Village Voice

A suspense thriller without thrills or suspense.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Numbingly predictable, inept, and boring.

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Time Out

Sarah Thorpe's screenplay is a compendium of by-the-book clichés; Kaufman's direction leaves the material stranded in a limbo between po-faced and trashy; Judd's approximation of drunkenness is worrying to behold.

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Charles Taylor

Judd is let down by Twisted because tearful, confused victim doesn't come naturally to her; she's not fun to watch suffer if you can't see her calculating the payback.

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Urban Cinefile

At least the performances are solid.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

The outdated, cliche-riddled direction is so inept and indifferent that it's hard to believe Twisted was lensed by the same Philip Kaufman who made The Right Stuff.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This movie plays like they were reading [Roger Ebert's] little movie glossary and they took every cliche in there.

Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia and David Strathairn all are wasted.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Very average thriller with who cares ending. I gave it an extra star for Ashley, as I always think she is quite good. Story here is just a bit flat and… More
Luke Baldock
A film with a lot of talent which can't get over a very bad script. First of all it throws out some excellent ideas of how everyone is a killer, it's… More
Thomas Johnston
Who done it? Typical in you know there is "twist" coming, but still enjoyable. Something felt very 1990s about the whole movie.
Julie B
This featured some of the most spectacularly bad acting I've seen in quite some time.
Lewis C.
Twisted is your typical thriller that has a obligatory, game-changing twist at the end. Ashley Judd is as gorgeous as always, while Garcia and Jackson phone-in… More
Dean McKenna
This ridiculous thriller, with a "mystery" that's obvious from the start, sullies the reputations of its talented director and cast.