Open Windows (2014)
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Critic Reviews for Open Windows
Before the tedious and convoluted cyber-thriller "Open Windows" is said and done, you may feel like jumping out of one.
A thriller with so many viewpoints, feints and fake-outs that it swiftly disappears up its own URL.
The combined concepts are so high that the film resolves as Vigalondo reaches his Icarus moment, the corpse so mangled and unpleasant the project's ambition can only be identified via dental records.
Even though the story is over in a click, Elijah Wood has enough power to stop us here and there with great moments of suspense, intrigue and erotism. [Full review in Spanish]
Yes! Yes! It's insane and you have to some parts because its totally illogical, but its really entertaining and exciting... A great time at the movies. [Full review in Spanish]
Audience Reviews for Open Windows
The plot is smart and Vigalondo's direction following multiple open windows on a computer is imaginative and well conceived, but he also seems too desperate to make it ingenious, and so the film starts to devolve into a convoluted mess of twists close to the end.
Intense and exciting, Open Windows is a dynamic psychological thriller. After receiving a mysterious call an obsessive fan is given unrestricted access to an actress's phone and laptop, but he soon finds himself caught up in a deadly game that spirals out of his control. Elijah Wood gives an incredible performance, and Sasha Grey also proves to have some talent. Presented in real-time and going in and out of multiple video streams on a computer screen, the unique directing style helps to bring an intensity to the scenes. Open Windows is an extraordinarily daring film that is full of suspense and intrigue.
I should have known since Sasha Grey is in it that it wouldn't be very good. Started off with a somewhat interesting premise but went off the rails pretty quickly.
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