Combines a knack for storytelling with a rare instinct for exploring ideas within the framework of a major, star-driven Hollywood movie. full review
A thrilling ride but also a thoughtful one, it's a movie that does manage to do more good than bad by the end of the day. full review
In addition to gluing you to the edge of your seat, Changing Lanes is also a film of freshness, imagination and insight. full review
The ending is guaranteed to aggravate any self-respecting New York driver. full review
It pulls the rug out from under you, just when you're ready to hate one character, or really sympathize with another character, something happens to send you off in different direction. full review
It's watchable and compelling, and works on more than one level. full review
You never know where Changing Lanes is going to take you but it's a heck of a ride. Samuel L. Jackson is one of the best actors there is.
Although dampened by intermittent preachiness and an unconvincingly pat and uplifting resolution ... Changing Lanes nevertheless taps into emotions so convincing it elevates the movie above its own shortcomings. full review
At its best, watching Changing Lanes is like watching controlled madness. full review
Engaging, in a coldly intellectually fashion, but depressing sociologically, emotionally. full review
Finally, a thinking person's thriller.
Directed with purpose and finesse by England's Roger Mitchell, who handily makes the move from pleasing, relatively lightweight commercial fare such as Notting Hill to commercial fare with real thematic heft.
Banek is one of the more complex characters Affleck has attempted, but the performance comes off flat and uninvolving. full review
Definitely erratic, this thing -- all in all, it's the sort of commercial vehicle you might want to stay well back of. full review
Changing Lanes explores human behavior with unsentimentalized and uncommon directness and honesty. full review