Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Derailed has a great setup, a good middle passage and some convincing performances. Then it runs off the tracks.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Owen is all right as the harried husband whose relationship at home has turned frosty, but the essential heat between him and Aniston is missing. The actress succeeds in shedding her "Friends" persona, but there's something missing here, especially as things get knottier.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
James Siegel's best-selling thriller Derailed is a perfect commuter book that has become the most imperfect of movies.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
This flaccid psychological thriller keeps spoiling its own surprise by constantly signaling the big plot twist.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A tawdry, predictable hunk of movie headcheese, and I still had a pretty good time with it.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The strapping Owen as a guy who can't handle himself and cutie-pie Aniston as a witchy woman? I don't think so. Talk about derailed.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A junky thriller that mistakes brute-strength plot twist, showy violence, and the against-type participation of Jennifer Aniston for earned excitement.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Jennifer Aniston brings a needed liveliness to Derailed, though not enough to go around.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Clumsy, miscast thriller.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Poor casting is compounded by a ludicrous script.
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40 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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