Caught in the Web (2013)
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Critic Reviews for Caught in the Web
In this fast-moving, densely plotted black dramedy, a faux scandal raised by an ambitious web TV editor comes close to destroying a number of lives, offering a masterful panorama on urban, middle class China.
Caught in the Web is an unpleasant cudgel of a film -- dour, moralistic and eager to thump.
There's a stiffness to the actors' performances that reinforces the film's ambiguous tone. And Chen's use of jump cuts is jarring and arbitrary, their ubiquity upping the ante on the film's already tiring hyperactivity.
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.
Audience Reviews for Caught in the Web
Good story, with great delivery of Xueqi Wang of his character. Only the twists & turns look dragging with sometimes inconsistent film tone.