Caught in the Web (2013)

Caught in the Web



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Movie Info

This contemporary ensemble drama centers around the story of a young woman, who after learning of a terminal illness, is caught on video mistreating an elderly bus passenger. She quickly becomes the victim of a massive viral internet campaign, with her life, and the lives of everyone around her, slipping into chaos and media scrutiny. A social commentary about the 'sound bite' society we are becoming, it is a moving tale of the effects media and technology have on the truth, and the damage quick … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International , Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Kaige Chen, Tang Danian
In Theaters:
Box Office: $1.1k


as Ye Lanqiu

as Yang Shoucheng

as Mo Xiaoyu

as Chen Ruoxi
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Critic Reviews for Caught in the Web

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Gao Yuanyuan makes for a sympathetic heroine, but the satire has little punch and not much wit, and too much of the film consists of people talking about how they feel about things.

Full Review… | January 2, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
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This isn't a success, but it has insight and energy.

Full Review… | December 12, 2013
Chicago Reader
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A sappy mix of issue drama, social satire, and tragic romance ...

Full Review… | December 12, 2013
AV Club
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The director goes after both old-media exploitation and new-media omnipresence, and the result is less than cutting.

Full Review… | November 26, 2013
Time Out
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A messy collision of strained portrayals, semi-comic incidents and tear-jerking tactics.

Full Review… | November 26, 2013
New York Times
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Caught in the Web finds director Chen Kaige vainly stumbling about in search of a tone or point.

Full Review… | November 26, 2013
Village Voice
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