Critic Consensus: Nerve's fast pace and charming leads help overcome a number of fundamental flaws, adding up to a teen-friendly thriller with enough energy to occasionally offset its muddled execution.
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Critic Reviews for Nerve
Nerve is a dizzyingly of-the-moment good time, a dystopian meet-cute in present-day New York.
It gets off on the highwire fun of living on a digital dare and then pisses away its provocations by lecturing us with a metaphorical take on social media as an STD. What a buzz kill.
Nerve looks fabulous and the pace is evenly adrenalized, which makes up for clichéd characters, a concocted premise and commentary that is a bit on the nose ...
"Nerve" is sharp looking and delivers real jolts, even if the climax pushes things a bit far and wraps up too easily. Or maybe it's an accurate look at what'll happen when "Nerve" becomes real?
Like one of its daredevils hanging one-handed from skyscraper scaffolding, Nerve mostly manages to maintain its precarious balance of pulpy suspense and social commentary.
Audience Reviews for Nerve
What starts out as a pretty accurate portrayal of teenager's online habits these days (and a very well presented one at that) soon takes it a step further, like in a somewhat friendly Black Mirror episode. Things are pretty interesting, sometimes even exciting, but the film sometimes shies away from being too toxic or mean. The message it is sending is still worth noting, even though the solution is maybe a tad too naive. Emma Roberts carries the film with her very natural and likable portrayal of a regular teenager. A worthy effort, well done.
Patchy. It feels like yet another "unfriended" style internet story, but with action. And a bit of Hunger Games in there at the end too. Kind of liked it, but kind of didn't. I feel like I'm too old for this story, but some of it was fun if you could ignore the gaping plot holes. Style over substance.
Nerve has stylish visual effects and a dark, au courant take on technology and the anonymous social interaction of the Millennial crowd. Acting is good for what this film is. An original screenplay with plenty of suspense and suspicion kept me entertained. I recommend it.
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