Profile (2018)

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While investigating the online ISIS recruitment techniques used to lure young European women into Syria as Jihadi brides, Amy Whittaker, a freelance journalist from London, creates a fake Facebook profile of a radicalized Muslim convert. When a professional ISIS recruiter contacts her online character, Amy comes across a unique opportunity to experience the process first hand as he sets his sights on her. But with every passing Skype call, Amy puts herself in grave danger as the border dissolves between her real and online Profile.

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Critic Reviews for Profile

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

The answers to these mysteries are mighty predictable (a fact that Bekmambetov tries to obscure by reaching them through a string of silly plot twists), but Profile nevertheless sells us on how seductive these interactions can be.

Feb 20, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

An undeniably engrossing but almost entirely specious affair: Any factual grounding gives way beneath the film as it devolves into shrill heart-versus-head melodrama.

Feb 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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Screenlife format isn't just a gimmick, it's an effective and unconventional cinematic method that allows you to step straight into the mind of the character and put you through the ringer right with them.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The dichotomy between [the characters], as much as the bigger picture of the rabbit hole Amy goes spiraling down, is what gives Profile its suspenseful power.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Slick, thrilling and utterly involving, and with pitch-perfect performances to go with it, it's a film that not only entertains and engages, but lingers.

Apr 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Imagine your Windows desktop screen, but even less upsetting, off-putting, and terrifying.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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