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Thriller, Mystery

Mystery thriller in which a father tries to track down his missing daughter.

The critical consensus

The smart visual trickery lifts what might otherwise have been a fairly conventional thriller, but it also lets Chaganty say some interesting things about our online lives. Technophobes should stay away.

****(*)Olly Richards, Empire Online, 29/08/2018

A father pores over an online trail of pixellated breadcrumbs in Aneesh Chaganty’s laptop-centred thriller about an Asian American family.

***(*)(*)Mike McCahill, The Guardian, 29/08/2018

In the end, the technique feels like a red herring designed to distract attention from how corny the story really is.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 30/08/2018

Some nice moves but as shallow as YouTube celebrity.

**(*)(*)(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 31/08/2018

The disappointment in an otherwise intriguing character-based drama is the extremely formulaic way it ends.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 31/08/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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