Primer

2004, Sci-fi/Drama, 1h 18m

130 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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Dense, obtuse, but stimulating, Primer is a film for viewers ready for a cerebral challenge. Read critic reviews

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Intellectual engineers Aaron (Shane Carruth) and Abe (David Sullivan) build and sell error-checking technology with the help of their friends Robert (Casey Gooden) and Phillip (Anand Upadhyaya). But when Aaron and Abe accidentally invent what they think is a time machine, Abe builds a version capable of transporting a human and puts the device to the test. As the two friends obsess over their creation, they discover the dark consequences of their actions.

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