Searching
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Searching

English
DramaMysteryThriller
31 Aug, 2018
1 hrs 42 mins
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8,426 votes
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After David Kim's 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever.
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Verdict: A brand new way of storytelling, executed beautifully. The producer of Unfriended (2015) Timur Bekmambetov returns with another film told from the point of view of the characters laptop. Directed by Aneesh Chaganty, Searching is the story of a father who is desperately trying to find his daughter when she goes missing starring Star Treks John Cho and Will & Graces Debra Messi... ...Read full review
Searching is of course not the first film to exercise the computer-screen-found-footage plot format - Open Windows and Unfriended tried something similar but werent particularly good films. Producer Timur Bekmambetov (who made the amazing Night Watch films) has backed something that works, and surely the process of making Searching has created some sort of a blueprint to make more films like this more easily at a much faster pace. So if this becomes a big enough success who knows what the future holds in store for cinema. ...Read full review
Searching is a true game-changer in every sense of the word. Do not miss this at any cost. Huge credit goes to the actors especially John Cho, Michelle and Debra Messing (as the detective), for lending further gravitas to this spectacular big screen debut. Last but not the least, speaking of inclusion and representation, the film will change the way Asian American actors are presented in Hollywood films. ...Read full review
Mostly, Searching holds the moderate, passive appeal of watching a competent player ace a round of Minesweeper, each click bringing us closer to the desired resolution. ...Read full review
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