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Searching (2018)

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After David Kim (John Cho)'s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever.

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An original blast of a film. "Searching" heartily implies we instinctively know our dearest family members better than we give ourselves credit for, even when the evidence insists otherwise.

June 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Displays the type of roller coater experience that can be achieved from crafty writing and a canvas as simple as a blank screen.

January 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Search doesn't require any further narrative tricks to prove Chagnaty's ability to use seemingly huge constraints to weave a unique film, one that maintains a near-perfect connect with its audience.

January 29, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

None of this would matter if we didn't care about the characters, and in "Search," [Aneesh] Chaganty has found a new idiom for communicating not only the things we share, but also those we keep hidden from the ones we love.

January 29, 2018 | Full Review…

In all respects, what Chaganty and his team have pulled off here is something both novel and accomplished.

January 25, 2018 | Full Review…

How some of the scenes were pulled off is still a mystery to this critic, and all the better for it, as the film has plenty of flair and tension to suck just about anybody into its story.

July 10, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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