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By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Unimaginative, dumb thriller is too much for kids.

Movie R 2005 110 minutes
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DERAILED is an unimaginative, ridiculously plotted thriller that begins with a long setup, then devolves even more feebly into silly-plotting. A scheme gone wrong leads to the introduction of a couple of other black guys, dogged and painfully named Detective Church (Giancarlo Esposito), who also happens to be related to Winston, and LaRoche's second, Dexter (Xzibit).

Charles finds his inner thug after he's made what appears to be a series of profoundly wrong decisions. His sudden ingenuity and action heroics hardly make up for the rest of his bad judgment, or the film's ancient moralizing (i.e., adultery is bad).

Movie Details

  • In theaters: November 11, 2005
  • On DVD or streaming: March 21, 2006
  • Cast: Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, RZA
  • Director: Mikael Hafstrom
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors
  • Studio: Weinstein Co.
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 110 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong disturbing violence, language and some sexuality.
  • Last updated: February 26, 2023

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