Nerve Reviews

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September 9, 2016
The denouement is ridiculous, the conclusion sketchy and the script's attempts to be hip are, in the end, slightly pathetic.
August 31, 2016
The secret weapon of the film is cinematographer Michael Simmonds, who has a whole bag of tricks up his sleeve.
August 25, 2016
Taking its name from a fictional smartphone game in which contestants roam New York completing challenges and are whittled down until only one remains, Nerve is basically Pokmon Go meets Highlander.
August 10, 2016
Nerve's biggest problem is that, much like a confused kid in high school, it just isn't sure what it wants to be.
August 2, 2016
Nerve is a dizzyingly of-the-moment good time, a dystopian meet-cute in present-day New York.
July 29, 2016
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.
July 29, 2016
Nerve looks fabulous and the pace is evenly adrenalized, which makes up for clichd characters, a concocted premise and commentary that is a bit on the nose ...
July 29, 2016
"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?
July 29, 2016
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.
July 28, 2016
Joost and Schulman use nearly every trick imaginable to keep Nerve's energy at a consistently high level and to give it a visual uniqueness.
July 28, 2016
If it collapses in the end by going dark and also bonkers and bringing in hackers ex machina to clean up its mess, well, directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost can say they did it for the feels.
July 28, 2016
The sharpest, wildest and most unpredictable thriller I've seen this year ...
July 28, 2016
An enjoyable teen flick about the glamour and danger of the internet.
July 28, 2016
For about 45 minutes, the movie's engrossing fluff, a stylish cautionary cyber-tale aimed primarily at teenage girls.
July 28, 2016
The film has a fatal messaging problem: it lambasts online group-think and "hiding behind screen names" while also glamorizing the game.
July 28, 2016
Emma Roberts and Dave Franco are just fine, but there's no huge onscreen spark between them. Most of the supporting roles are thinly drawn and forgettable.
July 28, 2016
Not only does it uncannily evoke the feelings of awkwardness, alienation and excitement that come with being a teenager, but it conjures the kind of suspense that will give your armrests a workout.
July 28, 2016
It comes off like a combination of "The Hunger Games," "Saw" and Pokemon Go. Maybe that sounds like a good thing. It's not.
July 28, 2016
A successful and memorable thriller.
Top Critic
July 28, 2016
Bright, brisk, and enjoyably silly ...
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