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Searching Reviews

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February 15, 2019
Searching uses the [screenwatch] style as more than just a gimmick, telling a simple but gripping thriller mystery with nothing but webcams and Google searches.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
February 8, 2019
An interesting take on a well-worn plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2019
Searching" isn't a conventionally-told story, but it is absolutely a well-told one. It is compelling and intense and very, very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 29, 2019
Bottom line: Searching is definitely one of the best movies I've seen in a while.
January 29, 2019
... an emotionally parched and insubstantial drama thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 29, 2019
It does exactly what we would want any movie to do; it takes you for an emotional ride and never stops until the very end. All you have to do is just sit back and go along with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
January 26, 2019
Chaganty has created a digital web of mystery and intrigue, as we are thrust into a missing persons case that engrosses with every twist, turn, and keystroke.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 26, 2019
As its run-time rolls on, it grows so head-smackingly stupid and trite, you'll wonder why you wasted the time at all.
January 22, 2019
Searching for a smart take on the internet? Look no further.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 14, 2019
While this style of storytelling has been used before in the horror genre (Unfriended comes to mind), it was interesting to see such an inventive manner of presenting a mystery/thriller story for the modern age.
January 9, 2019
It's this in your face low-rent approach that really makes Searching special,Aneesh Chaganty and Sev Ohanian avoid turning internet technology into yet another horror movie bogeyman.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 3, 2019
A thrilling, unpredictable and riveting film
December 27, 2018
No fancy shots are required to show the true fear and panic of a desperate father. Searching is so effective we cannot imagine it being made under a traditional method.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 22, 2018
An utterly riveting thriller that refuses to merely coast on the back of its potentially gimmicky setup.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 21, 2018
Bows to moviegoers who aren't in the business of challenging themselves, with all the subtleties of a t.v. movie of the week.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 12, 2018
Once Searching is over, you might be tempted to nitpick some little plot conveniences, but such things are easy to forgive when the viewing experience delivers like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2018
CTRL+ALT+DEL this nonsense and find a film that knows how to treat you respectfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 15, 2018
Exciting and powerful. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 12, 2018
"A kind of new version of Hardcore in the Breve New World of the internet and social networks".
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 12, 2018
You may groan at the thought of another found footage desktop thriller, especially just a few weeks after an already-forgotten Unfriended sequel, but Aneesh Chaganty has managed to rejuvenate the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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