Searching Reviews

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September 14, 2018
It's done with few words but it's unexpectedly touching, fulfilling the film's key promise - that it's going to make you care about these people, despite the secondhand nature of its delivery system.
September 1, 2018
Searching is a taut, effectively paced mystery-thriller with a powerful emotional component.
August 31, 2018
Some nice moves but as shallow as YouTube celebrity.
August 31, 2018
For most of its running time, Searching refreshes our screens. Smiley face.
August 31, 2018
Cho, Messing, and La are excellent actors who are offered almost nothing to work with.
August 31, 2018
The suspense is satisfactory; the pace is well-sustained. What really clicks, though, is the message: We leave digital bread crumbs everywhere we go, and if our secrets are not safe, neither are we.
August 31, 2018
That a thriller would come along utilizing these ideas was inevitable. What's unexpected is that it would be done so well.
August 30, 2018
The distancing effect of technology turns the mawkish into something more meaningful and provides an impassive foil for David's meltdown.
August 30, 2018
A well-crafted mystery with quite a few unexpected twists and turns.
August 30, 2018
"Searching," a pleasantly gimmicky movie, gets its power from something that isn't a gimmick at all: an actor's ability to simply and movingly tell a story.
August 29, 2018
Mostly, Searching holds the moderate, passive appeal of watching a competent player ace a round of Minesweeper, each click bringing us closer to the desired resolution.
August 29, 2018
"Searching" is like a refreshed web page, a new take on something woefully familiar.
August 29, 2018
[A] clever but silicon-chip-thin movie...
August 28, 2018
In its most inventive moments, it almost feels like a new way of storytelling.
August 28, 2018
First-time filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty (a former Google employee, appropriately) is a resourceful man, and a very clever one; he nearly aces his high-wire conceit to the end.
August 25, 2018
The film does take a few too many turns on its journey. The end feels rushed, outlandish and possibly even reshot
August 24, 2018
A clever update on a housebound Hitchcock thriller like Rear Window, one that can make a series of Google searches play out like a high-wire action scene.
August 24, 2018
There's a clear understanding of and respect for the essentials of good storytelling: fully developed characters, a strong narrative and a sense of purpose.
August 24, 2018
It aims for and earns genuine emotion rather than cheap thrills.
August 24, 2018
With the exception of visually artificial broadcast news videos in the third act, the execution in Searching is an anomaly in its inventiveness to find solutions that can keep us engaged in spite of the claustrophobic set-up.
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