(Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia / R / 93 mins / Paramount)
Overview: In 'Twisted', a police detective, Jessica Shepard (Ashley Judd), tracks a serial killer who murders the men she dates. When Jessica begins blacking out before each murder takes place, her parter, Mike Delmarco (Andy Garcia), and the police commissioner (Samuel L. Jackson) target her as the prime suspect.
Verdict: Okay, be very aware, but 'Twisted' walks like a thriller and talks like a thriller, but it squawks like a turkey! A pretty lousy movie, which would be offensive were it not safely neutered by its own stupidity, 'Twisted' is the kind of movie where you can only admire the atmosphere of a movie so long before the banality of the writing hits you! And boy, does it hit you as this is a mediocre piece of studio hackwork unredeemed by a first-rate director and is a major disappointment from start to finish.
And here's what one of our readers thought:
"This has to be 2004's worst movie even though the year has just begun. Ashley Judd is a drunk cop tramp who can't act her way out of a paper bag in this movie. What has happened to her? Samuel Jackson needs to get out of the rut he's in. He acts the exact same way in this movie like he did in '187,' 'Deep Blue Sea,' 'Die Hard 3,' etc. etc. All the so-called "best" parts of this movie are in the trailer. The rest of the movie stinks. To sum up this movie, the cop works, goes to the bar, picks up a one-night stand, does it in the alley or the park, goes home, drinks whiskey, passes out, wakes up to phone call, her one-night stand has been killed, blah, blah, blah. When they finally reveal the killer and why he's doing it, it makes absolutely no sense. All I want to know is can I get my money back???"
Reviewed by Beverly Johnson