Overall Rank: 1595
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 16
Theatrical Release Date: 08/31/2018
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/27/2018
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Aneesh Chaganty
Actors: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, Sara Sohn, Gage Biltoft
Plot: Told entirely from the point-of-view of a computer screen, a father searches his missing 15-year-old daughter's laptop and social media accounts in hopes of finding out what has happened to her. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/07/2019
Even if you were to strip away its style method, "Searching" would still be an astonishing and attention-grabbing mystery thriller with an effective amount of human depth and emotion.
Rod - wrote on 12/25/2018
This is a brilliant film. I remember watching this form of storytelling in a Modern Family episode, but this one nailed it. I was thinking that the story would be as flat as any other search and rescue movies, but this film started and finished strong. I was teary-eyed after the opening montage, and everything went as exciting as things started to unfold. And I liked the ending. Simple yet meaningful. Just wow.
Indyfreak - wrote on 12/17/2018
Searching is a triumphant exercise in a new form of storyelling, done entirely from a computer screen. Email, videos, text messages, and webcams are the means of communicating the plot to viewers. Surprisingly enough it works. The movie itself is a solid enough "missing persons" type of thriller which minus the gimmick would only be okay at best. Still, John Cho acts his butt off and proves himself a good leading man for dramatic material like this.
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