Excerpt: When I got out of Searching, my immediate feeling was the desire to get a ticket and go back in for round two, so I can try and catch all the details I might have missed the first time. It’s a brilliantly crafted thriller that actually employs new storytelling techniques to effective use.
Excerpt: With smarts, warmth, and humanity, this mystery that unfurls entirely on computer screens becomes an ode to the new digital lives we are all leading, from how we use our devices to what they say about us.
Excerpt: No matter how many issues I had with the conclusion, however, the whole is effectively drawn. The gimmick invests us from the opening frame and both Cho and La are superb in their depictions of grief, depression, and the cheery masks meant to hide it from the world.
Excerpt: Call it a gimmick all you want, but be prepared to be dazzled and proven wrong by the astonishing narrative construction and visual storytelling conduits. True to both the lurid intensity and exceeding excellence of the dictionary definition, Searching is downright sensational and has vaulted to the top of the conversation for the best film of 2018 so far.
Excerpt: Few hiccups along the way – with some of them can not be tamed by the movie’s innovative and stylish visual presentation – but overall Aneesh Chaganty’s debut offers a well-constructed and well-acted thriller.