The Operator (2000)

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Bob is an operator working for the InfoCorp corporation with a family to support. When the corporation installs a new efficiency system, it has unexpected consequences. Bob has to struggle to keep up with his work while trying to fend off the strange creature which emerges from the machine. As the creature becomes increasingly hostile, it becomes clear he will have to choose between his job and his life. We are left with the question, who is in control?

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The movie goes way over the top near the end, but unlike Hollywood films, which would've added violence and a car chase, The Operator's excesses all are in keeping with its theme.

Apr 5, 2002 | Rating: B-

This debut film from local writer-director Jon Dichter has an interesting concept, but its execution feels a bit amateurish, especially in the dialogue.

Jan 25, 2002 | Full Review…

Except for its excesses and too-easy end, Mr. Dichter's original script takes us into Coen country.

Dec 6, 2001

The problem with the central character is that he starts off on such a low note of weak resistance that he doesn't have all that far to fall.

Oct 18, 2001 | Full Review…
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Ends up feeling suffocatingly self-centered.

Oct 12, 2001
Slate
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The closer we get to unveiling Shiva ... the more ludicrous a conceit she becomes.

Oct 12, 2001
Newsday
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