By Nathan M Rose
Jan 23, 2008 09:30 AM EST

Untraceable Theatrical Review

Untraceable Theatrical Review
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January is usually the dumping ground for movies that didn't cut it for the holiday season, but starting in 2008 with Cloverfield and now Untraceable this is no longer the case.

Untraceable is the story of FBI agent Jennifer March (Diane Lane), a single mother who is part of the Cybercrime division in Portland, Oregon. Life is normally mundane for the Cybercrime division (taking down the normal teenage identity thief) , but all that is about to change with a cat...

Untraceable's suspense never lets up , and with quick witty dialog by the characters (and a great performance by Tom Hank's son, Collin Hanks) the movie is over even before it starts. While most movies fall into the typical plot devices and settings Untraceable easily avoids them.

When a studio decides to mix technology and movies they usually have two dilemmas.; How to make the movie understandable for the normal moviegoer and the technological advanced once (aka geeks) Most movies choose to dumb down the "cyber talk" however Untraceable gets it right, even with the correct using of TTL (Time to Live)

In general, today's audiences have been desensitized to gore and even crave it with movies such as Saw or Hostel. In fact from the opening of Untraceable you would think this will occur, but Untracacle's director, Gregory Hoblit is extremely skillful and takes his cues from Alfred Hitchcock and just shows enough for our imagination to take over for the rest.

From the teenager to the baby boomer Untraceable offers something for everyone, action, suspense, an intelligent story that is relevant to our times, and something to keep everyone entertained during the cold days of winter.
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MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 101 minutes
Distributed By: Screen Gems

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About Nathan M Rose

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Nathan Rose is chief executive officer and is in charge of overseeing day-to-day operations. In addition to overseeing operations of FlickDirect, Nathan has also appeared in various online productions and films. Read more reviews and content by .

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