Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Derailed - REVIEW

Film of the Day #82/ 300

Charles Schine takes the 8.43 into downtown Chicago to work every morning. The one day he misses the train is the one day that threatens to ruin his life. Derailed is a tense, suspenseful, well-executed thriller from Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström. This Hitchcock-flavoured thriller features Clive Owen as Schine, a married businessman about to begin an affair with a fellow commuter portrayed expertly by Jennifer Aniston. Håfström’s English language debut is a superbly crafted, unsettling and deeply uncomforting noir thriller that features an intriguing plot. The movie is full of unpredictable twists and turns along the journey that will have you on the edge of your seat until your reach your final destination. It’s one of the smartest, sexiest, stylish and most captivating thrillers from Hollywood in years. The movie is expertly devised to keep you guessing, and once you are beginning to figure it out you have already enjoyed most of the movie. A tense, taut and twisting thriller, Derailed never goes off the tracks. All aboard this underrated masterpiece.