Caught in the Web (2013)
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 judgments can cause. (c) Level … More
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Critic Reviews for Caught in the Web
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.
The director goes after both old-media exploitation and new-media omnipresence, and the result is less than cutting.
A messy collision of strained portrayals, semi-comic incidents and tear-jerking tactics.
Caught in the Web finds director Chen Kaige vainly stumbling about in search of a tone or point.
This is a fascinating concept for a film, but it's not executed particularly well. It seems ripe for a fresh perspective, which, sadly, does not say much about the movie itself.
...given the film's glossy sheen, Kaige is interested in a more populist "I'm ok, you're ok, technology is the devil" message.
Knotty plot, slick production, attractive cast and abrupt tone shift impress for better and worse.
Caught In The Web has just a little too much in common with the shallow, slick world it's ostensibly critiquing.
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