Twisted (2004) Take one empowered woman in distress (Judd), throw in a salty-tongued mentor (Jackson), top it off with a ho-hum love interest (Andy Garcia), and you’ve…
Review

Twisted (2004)

Details Release Date: Aug 31, 2004; DVD Release Date: Aug 31, 2004; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: Ashley Judd; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Take one empowered woman in distress (Judd), throw in a salty-tongued mentor (Jackson), top it off with a ho-hum love interest (Andy Garcia), and you’ve got the recipe for this dopey, paint-by-numbers thriller. In hopefully the last of Paramount’s noirish collaborations with the pixieish actress, Judd tries to release her inner bad girl by playing a homicide cop whose exlovers keep turning up dead; unfortunately, her furrowed-brow ''I’m perplexed'' expressions come off more vapid than vamp.

EXTRAS Seemingly plucked from the red carpet, a diamond-draped Judd offers insipid commentary on three behind-the-scenes featurettes (why she was attracted to the film: ''It’s not just a thriller, but also a mystery and a puzzle!'').

Originally posted Sep 03, 2004 Published in issue #781 Sep 03, 2004 Order article reprints